Kiss and Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014.
Kiss led the fan voting, which was incorporated with votes from music-industry insiders, historians and other artists. Nirvana came in second place.
"I'd like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock and roll," Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl said. "Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock and roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist, without whom I would not be here today."
"This is a great honor," bassist Krist Novoselic said. "Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who's kept rock music going strong for 60 years and counting."
"For 40 years, Kiss has built an army that apologizes to no one, and I'm honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame knowing we have remained true to ourselves and our fans," Kiss frontman Paul Stanley wrote on the band's website.
Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oats, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens will also be inducted as part of the 2014 class.
The induction ceremony is April 10 in Brooklyn, New York.
This is the second year that fans were able to vote on nominees.
Nirvana will be inducted after their first year on the ballot. Kiss was previously nominated in 2010.
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