Joan Jett loves rock 'n' roll: Does Rock and Roll love her back?
Appearing on the ballot for the first time, though, are several of music's most rockin' women. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts received their first-ever nomination, as did Heart and Rufus with Chaka Khan.
Like the genre itself, inductees tend to be a male majority. Last year, Darlene Love was the only female honored. In 2010, the only women inducted were accompanied by men. There was Abba, of course, as well as two songwriters in the non-performer category, and even then, they weren't inducted on their own -- both had male writing partners.
Here's hoping that Jett, whose "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" remains a standard 30 years after its released, gets her love reciprocated this year.