September 16 [12:00 EDT] -- Iggy and the Stooges, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and Billy Joel are among the artists nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Santana, Dusty Springfield, and Earth, Wind and Fire are also in the running, along with R&B singers Solomon Burke, Joe Tex and Lloyd Price, doo-wop group the Moonglows, rockabilly star Gene Vincent, early 60's pop-rock singers Del Shannon and Gene Pitney, and the folk-pop group the Mamas and the Papas.
Final inductees should be announced by November.
Of course, Fleetwood Mac is not resting on the achievements of days gone by. The group, whose latest effort debuted at number one on the "Billboard" album chart, kicks off its reunion tour Wednesday in Hartford, Connecticut.
Meanwhile, Stevie Nicks hopes to come out of the 40-date tour with a batch of new tunes.
"For me, when I go back to the hotel, that for me is the best time to pick up a typewriter, and put on
some music, and sit down and write," Nicks told MTV News. "I write more when I'm on the road than when I'm at home, because it's like 'Go to the show, get on the plane go to the next city, get to the hotel and write for an hour or two,' [700k QuickTime] so I come up with a lot of stuff."