The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced its Class of 2012, a list that does not include first-time nominees The Cure, but does feature ’80s college-rock vets Red Hot Chili Peppers plus Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, Laura Nyro and a combination of The Faces and The Small Faces.
Also making the cut: blues guitarist Freddie King, late promoter Don Kirshner, and recording engineers/producers Tom Dowd, Glyn Johns and Cosimo Matassa, who will be honored for musical excellence. Nominees that failed to get in this year, in addition to The Cure, include Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Eric B. and Rakim.
The induction ceremony will take place on April 14 in Cleveland and air on HBO in early May.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees:
Guns ‘N Roses
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Small Faces/The Faces
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