This morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially announced its list of nominees for the class of 2012. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Cure, Guns N’ Roses, The Spinners, Heart, Eric B. and Rakim, the Small Faces/Faces, Freddie King, and Rufus with Chaka Khan are all first-timers, while Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro, War, Donovan, and Red Hot Chili Peppers have returned for another go.
On April 14, 2012, the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held in its usual location in Cleveland, OH.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Nominees
Eric B. & Rakim
Guns N’ Roses
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rufus with Chaka Khan
The Small Faces/The Faces