There is no denying that the times are a-changing!!! This years Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2012 is no longer based and synonymous with dad’s old records or classic rock radio.
This years induction ceremony will take place at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 14th. The event will be open to the public, but for those who can’t make it, HBO will broadcast the ceremony in early May, Rolling Stone reports. Now that MTV has celebrated its 30th Anniversary, many of the bands who can owe at least some of their fame to the “music channel” are now eligible to be voted in. (Artists can be on the ballet after 25 years of their first release.) A new generation of music is now going down onto the books of history!
The Class of 2012 will also include psychedelic rocker/Beatles drug buddy Donovan, the Steve Marriot-led Small Faces and their Rod Stewart-fronted offshoot Faces, singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, famed TV presenter/music publisher Don Kirshner, and producers Glyn Johns (Ryan Adams’ Ashes & Fire, among other more classic albums), Tom Dowd (Eat a Peach), and Cosimo Matassa. That means the following folks on the ballet didn’t receive enough votes this year: Joan Jett, the Cure, Eric B. & Rakim, the Spinners, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Freddie King, Donna Summer, and War. –via Spin.com
1.) THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
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2.) BEASTIE BOYS
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony should (hopefully) mark the return of the Beastie Boys to the stage for the first time since Adam “MCA” Yauch’s cancer battle.
3.) GUNS N’ ROSES
When asked if their inevitable Rock Hall induction would result in a reunion, Slash, Duff McKagan, and other former GN’Rers have always expressed interest in getting the gang back together for the first time since 1993. However, there’s Axl Rose and his seemingly undying hatred toward his former guitarist Slash, as evidenced by his Guitar Hero lawsuit and his furious accusation that former manager Irving Azoff was scheming to assemble a GN’R reunion. Rose has invited McKagan to perform with the Chinese Democracy-era Guns N’ Roses in the past, so there are faint hopes that the Use Your Illusion gang gets back together, but it’s still more likely that Axl either shows up with DJ Ashba and Tommy Stinson or he doesn’t show up at all. – via Spin.com