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From Rolling Stone:
As in recent years, the Hall of Fame has announced the individual members of each band that will be inducted.
Many musicians have come and gone through the Cure over the years, but only Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Perry Bamonte, Michael Dempsey, Simon Gallup, Lol Tolhurst, Boris Williams, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell got the nod.
The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Who Will Actually Get In?
One of the most successful and influential bands of the last 40 years, The Cure have several universally beloved hits, an instantly recognizable sound and image, and are still touring arenas and headlining festivals internationally. But they've only been nominated twice in their 15 years of being Rock Hall-eligible, mostly because the voting body has never taken British post-punk bands all that seriously -- and particularly not goth forefathers like frontman Robert Smith, who was long treated as a punchline in the face of more credible rock icons. The Rock Hall pretty much has to break the seal on bands like The Cure at some point, but until it actually happens...
Odds: 4 to 1
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A note about the fan vote...you can vote once per day from now until Dec. 9th, then a single ballot will be created with the top 5 vote getters. That will then be counted as ONE vote (amongst more than a thousand others from historians, journalists and members of the music industry) for each of those artists. Winning or placing in top 5 DOES NOT guarantee they get in.
And if they don't finish in the top 5 of the fan vote, it doesn't mean they don't get in. It's only one single vote for each of the top 5 artists (no matter how many fans end up casting votes) among over a thousand others.