If you’d rather not click through, the nominees are:
Hall & Oates
LL Cool J
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
The obvious most likely inductee is Nirvana. Deep Purple isn’t in yet, which is surprising since “Smoke On The Water” is perhaps the most iconic rock riff. KISS and Yes are long-time HOF rejects; since this list is stronger than I would have expected, it may be tough for them to make it this year. LL Cool J and NWA are the usual sops to the rap crowd; I would think NWA has the better chance.
Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens, and Ronstadt are the soft-rock/top 40 crew; though H&O has had amazing chart success (34 Top 100 songs; 6 #1 songs), I would think Ronstadt has the best chance in 2013 due to her recent disclosure that she has Parkinson’s disease.
The Replacements (along with Butterfield, The Meters, and Link Wray) are in that category of “much more influential to other artists than to the listening public”, so it’s hard to guess how they will do. Gabriel is (IMHO) deserving, but they may wait a bit after inducting Genesis last year. The Zombies seem a little light on accomplishment compared to the rest of the list, and it would surprise me if they got in.
Of course, the ongoing snub of “Weird Al” Yankovic is an indictment of the whole process.