Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011 nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
of the 
Cleveland-based hall has
announced it 2011 nominees. 

They are:

Alice Cooper
Beastie Boys
 Bon Jovi
 Neil Diamond
 Dr. John
 J. Geils Band
 LL Cool J
 Darlene Love
 Laura Nyro
 Donna Summer
 Joe Tex
 Tom Waits
Chuck Willis

Inductees will be chosen by ballots sent to more than 500 voters. Artists selected for induction will be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the 26th Annual Induction Ceremony. To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2011 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1985.

"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 Hall of Fame Foundation.

The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in December, and induction will be on March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

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