Nirvana has been nominated alongside KISS, Peter Gabriel, L.L. Cool J and Cat Stevens for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014.

The band are one of several acts nominated for the honour and if they receive enough votes they will be inducted in April 2014, 20 years since frontman Kurt Cobain died, aged 27.

Other acts that have made the shortlist include the Replacements, Chic, Deep Purple, L.L. Cool J, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, N.W.A., Link Wray, the Meters, Yes and the Zombies.

In order to be eligible for this year's ballot, acts needed to have released their first single or album in 1988 or earlier, meaning Nirvana have been nominated in their first year of eligibility after releasing single Love Buzz in 1988.

After the success of last year, fans will be able to take part in the voting, with the top five acts making up a ''fan's ballot'' which will count among the other 600 to be cast to determine who is inducted.

The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in New York in April 2014.

Fans will be able to vote for the final inductee between October 16 and December 10 by visiting