Cleveland, OH – Today they announced the class of 2012 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This years inductees are Guns and Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Donovan, Laura Nyro and The Small Face/Faces.Â â€œWe are pleased to announce this yearâ€™s Hall of Fame inductees, who represent the broad spectrum of artists that define rock and roll,â€ said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. â€œWe are also thrilled this year to again be partnered with HBO, who presented the Hall of Fameâ€™s 25th Anniversary Concerts.â€
The 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is set to be held on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland and will be televised on HBO in May.Â â€œOur previous collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a landmark television event,â€ says Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Â â€œWe are delighted to team up with the Hall of Fame again for what should be a memorable evening.â€
Musicians are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after it has been 25 years since the release of the first album by the band or artist. The inductees are selected by a panel of rock and Roll historians.Â Some of the artist that came close this year were Â Donna Summer, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Heart, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Eric B. & Rakim, War, the Cure and the Spinners.