2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

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Fifteen artists have been nominated for the 2012 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 are:

Beastie Boys
The Cure
Donovan
Eric B. & Rakim
Guns ‘N Roses
Heart
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Freddie King
Laura Nyro
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rufus with Chaka Khan
The Small Faces/The Faces
The Spinners
Donna Summer
War

  • The Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Donna Summer[/lastfm] are each on the ballot for the third time.
  • Donovan, Red Hot Chili Peppers and War are each making their second appearance on the ballot.
  • The Cure, Eric B. and Rakim, Guns n’ Roses, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Heart[/lastfm], Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Freddie King, Rufus with Chaka Khan, The Small Faces/The Faces and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Spinners[/lastfm] are all nominated for the first time.
  • The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Cleveland on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

    Click through the numbers to watch music videos by all the nominees!

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    Donovan

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    Eric B. & Rakim

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    Guns ‘N Roses

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    Heart

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    Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

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    Freddie King

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    Laura Nyro

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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    Rufus with Chaka Khan

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    The Small Faces/The Faces

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    The Spinners

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    Donna Summer

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    War


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    One Comment

    1. john says:

      Not one band listed above can hold a candle to what Chicago accomplished.

      1. Mike says:

        That is very true until January of ’78.

    2. garjen says:

      Here are the top 25 vote-getters (year 2011) on the “Deserving of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” list at:
      http://www.rateitall.com/t-2529-deserving-of-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame.aspx

      The 2012 nominees for the R&R HoF are (# indicates where they were on my list at the time of their nomination): Red Hot Chili Peppers (#19), Guns n’ Roses (#25), Joan Jett (#60), The Beastie Boys (#168), Heart (#12), Freddie King (#181), Laura Nyro (#191), Rufus with Chaka Khan (#421), Donna Summer (#212), The Faces/Small Faces (#232), The Spinners (#82), Donovan (#30), The Cure (#43), Eric B. & Rakim (#949), War (#64)

      1) Rush

      2) Chicago

      3) Yes

      4) Deep Purple

      5) Doobie Brothers

      6) Moody Blues

      7) Dire Straits

      8) The Cars

      9) Electric Light Orchestra

      10) Jethro Tull

      11) Pete Townshend (solo)

      12) Heart

      13) Journey

      14) Steve Miller

      15) Carole King

      16) Styx

      17) Kiss

      18) Peter Gabriel (solo)

      19) Red Hot Chili Peppers

      20) Squeeze

      21) Stevie Ray Vaughan

      22) Jim Croce

      23) The Guess Who

      24) Foreigner

      25) Guns N’ Roses

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