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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees include Beastie Boys and Bon Jovi

September 28, 2010 |  2:49 pm

RRcircleLogo Like the various sports halls of fame, the one devoted to rock and roll also announces a long list of nominees from which are culled the eventual inductees. This year's honor roll of 15 artists vying for a place in the Hall of Fame includes nine returning runners-up: the Beastie Boys (nom No. 2), Chic (No. 6), LL Cool J (No. 2), the J. Geils Band (No. 3), Darlene Love (No. 3), Laura Nyro (No. 2), Donna Summer (No. 3), Joe Tex (No. 4) and Chuck Willis (No. 5). The half-dozen newcomers in the hunt for a seal of approval from the 500 voters: Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Dr. John and Tom Waits.

This is the 26th annual induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a statement, foundation president and CEO Joel Peresman said, "We believe our nominating committee has put forth a list of artists that truly represent the wide variety of music that defines rock and roll."

To be eligible for inclusion this year, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior ago. The names of the inductees, which usually number five, will be announced in December with the March 14 formal ceremony to be televised live on Fuse from New York's Waldorf-Astoria. Each inductee also will be commemorated at the Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland.

Image: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame logo. Credit: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.

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It IS a joke!

No Chicago, Moody Blues, ZZ Top??? Oh, but Bon Jovi? Gimme a break!

How young are the yahoos making the decisions?

Ok, here we go again. Once again, worthy, influential, successful artists get passed over for not so worthy, influential, successful artists.
Although all the nominees are great, where the hell is Moody Blues, Rush, ZZ Top, Jethro Tull, Yes, Chicago and probably a few more I can't think of?
How silly of me to expect such a thing. Of course Brenda Lee is more worthy than all those bands. If she is in, that opens the flood gates for all kinds of folks who should be in there.

alice cooper. how could you be more famouse than that.

How could Neil Sedaka be overlooked or Fleetwood Mac?

The rock hall is a complete joke.

Don't hate on the Beastie Boys. From their third album on, they've performed songs playing their own instruments creating some of the most interesting instrumentals I've heard in years. I've included their songs on playlists with other instrumentals by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Wes Bently, etc... I'm a huge fan of their cheeky as well as thought provoking music, I just listen with a smile.

The beastie boys started out as a rock/punk band and If any of you that have commented so far have ever listened to any of their albums you would know more them half of them were pretty much rock albums including an all rock instrumental album and they continue to sell copies of there old albums as if they were still new so just because your favorite band is old as hell but no longer relevant doesn't mean the beasties shouldn't be nominated!

Still no Deep Purple or Thin Lizzy? What the hell have the likes of Donna Summer, Chic, Beastie Boys and LL Cool J got to do with Rock 'n' Roll. It is becoming more of a US-centric farce every year

Neil will get in for sure. Not a big fan of any of the others. Where is Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks for her solo work? Duran Duran as well? No mention of any of those. That sucks.

Why would a band like Bon Jovi or Alice Cooper get nonminated yet no a band like Def Leppard? Whats the difference? And don't tell me it's because their Brits.

No Def Leppard, Kiss, ZZ top, OZZY and many more true rock bands! Chic???? Donna Summer? Beastie Boys! Thought it was to be ROCK AND ROLL! At this rate you might as well put in The Bee Gee's and Willie Nelson in there too!

This is what happen's to your brain on drugs people................You lose your frick'n mind!!!! Do you even know what ROCK AND ROLL even is??????

Rush left out again?!? Fail RRHOF!

Kiss snubbed again?But they have Chic?Donna Summer?Beastie Boys?
When did Rockand Roll hall of fame become the Hip hop disco rap hall
JESUS!Alice cooper is finally nominated he is the only one that blows Kiss away Mac Rebinak(Dr. John should have been in long ago too
as an influence
If Kiss is snubbed one more year they should just close it and turn it into a fucking Sonic!

Interesting....Bon Jovi....I guess

My vote:

Dr. John
Alice Cooper
Lyra Nyro
Joe Tex
Neil Diamond

I say...make it a disco and rap night with Donna Summer, Chic, Beastie Boys and LL Cool J along with Bon Jovi and maybe Waits and Diamond in the mix. But where are Styx, Supertramp, Heart, The Moody Blues, B-52s, ELO, ELP, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Journey, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, Roberta Flack, General Public, etc.



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