Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Darlene Love and Dr. John will be the new class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, reports The New York Times.

“Getting in the Hall of Fame is about the ultimate thing you can do when you’re a garage band from Cortez High in Phoenix,” Cooper commented. “It’s the most humbling thing in the world when you realize who else is in there. You look out at the audience, and every guy who influenced you is sitting there, and they are the people who voted on you.”

The induction ceremony will be held in New York on March 14, 2011.

Those who didn’t make it in this year include Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Chic, Donna Summers, LL Cool J and Donovan.