The Cleveland-based rock hall announced Monday (Sept. 22) the nominees for its 2009 class. Jackson is on the final ballot.
The other finalists are guitarist Jeff Beck, disco band Chico, doo-wop group Little Anthony and the Imperials, heavy metal band Metallica, hip-hop trailblazers Run-D.M.C., punk pioneers the Stooges, funk group War and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist Bobby Womack. The final five inductees for 2009 will be announced in January.
The 24th annual induction ceremony will take place April 4 in Cleveland.