Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame: Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper nominated; Rush and KISS snubbed
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced the artists nominated for induction at the 26th Annual Induction Ceremony in 2011.
This year’s nominees are Alice Cooper, Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Chic, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Dr. John, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex, Tom Waits and Chuck Willis.
The foundation sent out ballots to more than 500 voters.
The winners will be announced in December and inducted into the Hall of Fame in March 2011.
To be eligible for nomination, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination; that’s no later than 1985 for the current nominees.
“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,” said Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
Those chosen for induction will be represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.
The nonprofit organization exists to educate visitors about the impact of rock and roll.
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