Deep Purple are long overdue. They've been eligible since 1993.
Plus, if they get in, it's the only chance (even as remote as it is) of Blackmore returning to the band for one night.
Sep. 12 - Saxon, Armored Saint & MindMaze
Sep. 13 - Scorpions & Queensryche
Nov. 20 - Whitford/St. Holmes
Nov. 24 - King Diamond