More than 27 years after their split, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame looks set to acknowledge The Smiths' contribution to music.

Undoubtedly one of the most popular bands of their era, The Smiths look set to be officially recognised for the massive influence they had on music fans and other bands alike during their brief tenure as a band.

The members of The Smiths, and in particular Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, aren't on particularly good terms nowadays and it would be very interesting to see if the band could put aside their differences, temporarily at least, to receive the award.

Joining the Smiths on the nominees list is Green Day, who remain one of the world's top touring outfits more than a quarter of a century after forming.

The punk rock band, along with Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails, are nominated in their first year of eligibility (bands become eligible 25 years after the release of their first album).

Others on the list include the late Lou Reed, Kraftwerk, NWA, Joan Jett, Chic and Sting.