Two weeks into the fan vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2017, Journey are in the lead.
The Rock Hall cracked down on repeat voters, precisely computer software that continually votes, and instead of having millions of votes like Chicago did last year, Journey have just over 65,000. They're followed by ELO with just under 61,000 and The Cars with 57,000. Public voting here.
Here is the entire list as of midday on Tuesday, November 1st:
JOURNEY - 65,309 votes
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - 60,784
THE CARS - 57,042
YES - 54,597
PEARL JAM - 51,639
STEPPENWOLF - 36,970
DEPECHE MODE - 32,887
J. GEILS BAND - 29,764
THE ZOMBIES - 23,272
JOAN BAEZ - 22,596
JANE'S ADDICTION - 21,861
JANET JACKSON - 20,855
TUPAC SHAKUR - 20,404
CHAKA KHAN - 18,847
KRAFTWERK - 15,216
CHIC - 14,837
MC5 - 14,261
BAD BRAINS - 13,243
JOE TEX - 5,446
Fan voting is open until 11:59 p.m. ET on December 5th. The Top 5 artists selected by the public will make up a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the inductees. You need to login with a Facebook account or Email address to vote, and voting is capped at one ballot per day.
Bryan Adams, Gloria Estefan and Chicago co-founders Peter Cetera,Robert Lamm and James Pankow head the nominees for the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Class of 2017.
Just two days after the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its ballot, the Songwriters Hall revealed those up for induction include Madonna, Sly Stone, George Michael, ELO's Jeff Lynne, and Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell and George Brown of Kool and the Gang.
Among non-performers: Max Martin -- who teamed with Bon Jovi on "It's My Life"; Kenny Nolan -- whose credits include "Lady Marmalade" and "My Eyes Adored You"; Mickey Stevenson -- who rocked the radio with "Dancing in the Street" and "Devil With the Blue Dress"; and PF Sloan and Steve Barri -- whose catalog includes "Secret Agent Man" and the iconic protest song "Eve of Destruction."
Voting by the Hall members -- including the general public -- runs through December 16th. Winners will be inducted next June 15th.