On Tuesday, the nominees for possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced. They are as follows: The Beastie Boys, The Cure, Donovan, Eric B. & Rakim, Guns ‘N Roses, Heart, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Freddie King, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rufus feat. Chaka Khan, The Small Faces/The Faces, The Spinners, Donna Summer, and War. The names highlighted in bold are first time nominees. You can learn more about the nominees by clicking the link at the bottom of the post.
Although the list of nominees isn't perfect, it's the best I've seen in a few years. There's no question there are still some big time oversights. However, the nominating committee can't correct all of their past fuck ups in one year. At the very least, this year's crop of nominees appears to be a step in the right direction.
According to the rules, the top 5 vote getters will be inducted. Although Kiss has a better shot at induction than the average fan getting a chance to vote, for this poll you get to pretend you're on the committee.
Which five nominees would you like to see make it into the RRHOF? The poll is in the upper left hand corner of this page. Also, who are the most glaring ongoing RRHOF snubs?
More about the 2012 nominees