15 Artists Nominated For 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
September 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM (PT)
THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME has announced the nominees for the Class of 2012. To be eligible, qualifying artists had to have released their first single or album at least 25 years ago.
Eligible -- and nominated -- for the first time this year are GUNS N' ROSES, THE SMALL FACES (including THE FACES with ROD STEWART and RONNIE WOOD), THE CURE, HEART, RUFUS WITH CHAKA KHAN, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, THE SPINNERS, FREDDY KING and hip-hoppers ERIC B. & RAKIM. Nominated again are THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE BEASTIE BOYS, WAR, LAURA NYRO, DONNA SUMMER and DONOVAN.
Nominees who receive the highest number of votes -- and more than 50% of the vote -- are inducted. The 27th annual ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction Ceremony will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 14th, 2012 at the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM in CLEVELAND.
More info is available on the ROCK HALL website.