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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees Announced

Paul Natkin/WireImage(CLEVELAND) -- Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Beastie Boys are among the acts to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Donovan, Laura Nyro and The Small Faces/Faces have also been named as inductees, and the late bluesman Freddie King will be inducted as an early influence.  The induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland on April 14.

Guns N’ Roses and Small Faces/Faces made it in their first nomination.  The Beastie Boys, Donovan, Nyro and The Red Hot Chili Peppers have previously been nominated but failed to make the cut until now.

Guns N' Roses crashed onto the scene 25 years ago with the debut album Appetite for Destruction, which according to the Recording Industry of America, has sold some 18 million copies.

The Small Faces first arrived in the 1960s and by the 70s -- after several lineup changes including the arrival of singer Rod Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood -- became simply Faces.

The Beastie Boys -- Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “MCA” Yauch -- made their mark in 1987 with (“You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party).”

L.A.’s Red Hot Chili Peppers and its still active founding members Anthony Kiedis and Michael “Flea” Balzary arrived in the 80s with its funky alternative rock sound.  The band’s biggest hit is the ballad “Under the Bridge.”

The Scottish folk singer Donovan was big in the 1960s with hits such as “Sunshine Superman” and “Mellow Yellow.”

Laura Nyro was a New York City singer/songwriter whose tunes became hits for others.  The band Blood, Sweat and Tears scored a top 10 hit with Nyro’s “And When I Die.”  Nyro died in 1997.

The list of nonperforming inductees includes the late producer Don Kirshner and record producers and engineers Tom Dowd, Glyn Johns and Cosimo Matassa.

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2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Digital Vision/Photodisc/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- One of the most eclectic rosters of nominees in recent memory was announced Tuesday for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Potential inductees include Guns 'N Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, rappers the Beastie Boys and Eric B. & Rakim, 1960s rock icons Donovan and The Small Faces, the late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, former disco queen Donna Summer, pioneering female rockers Heart and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and others.

“The 2012 Nominees embody the broad scope of what rock and roll means,” declared Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.  “From vocal groups to hip-hop, from singer-songwriters to hard rocking artists, this group represents the spirit of what we celebrate at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

In order to make this year's ballot, an artist had to have released their first single in 1986 or earlier.
The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, April 14 of next year.

There are currently 619 people in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame among 296 total inductees, including individuals and groups.

Here are the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees:

- Beastie Boys
- The Cure
- Donovan
- Eric B. & Rakim
- Guns 'N Roses
- Heart
- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
- Freddie King
- Laura Nyro
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Rufus with Chaka Khan
- The Small Faces/The Faces
- The Spinners
- Donna Summer
- War

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2011 to Be Inducted Monday

Digital Vision/Photodisc(NEW YORK) -- Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love, Dr. John, Tom Waits, and Leon Russell, this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2011, will be formally inducted into the Hall Monday night at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

As usual, big names have been lined up to usher these legends into the Hall.  Waits will be inducted by Neil Young, while Paul Simon will do the honors for Neil Diamond.  Bette Midler will induct Darlene Love, John Legend will induct Dr. John, and heavy metal musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie will induct Alice Cooper.  In addition, Elton John will induct his friend, idol and current musical collaborator, Leon Russell, into the hall's "Sidemen" category.

All these artists are expected to be present and to perform at the ceremony.

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Peter Jennings, Others Honored at TV Hall of Fame Induction

Photo Courtesy - Lawrence Lucier/ FilmMagic/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Jeff Probst is used to voting people off as the host of Survivor, but he did the opposite Thursday evening when he welcomed a handful of small-screen legends into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 20th Annual Hall of Fame.

The ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel honored Cloris Leachman, Diahann Carroll, Golden Girls creator Susan Harris, cable executive Tom Freston, and posthumously inducted anchorman Peter Jennings, game show producer Bill Todman, and composer Earle Hagen.

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Shania Twain to Be Inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Photo Courtesy - Mercury Nashville/ Universal Music Group(TORONTO) -- 2011 is shaping up to be a great year for Shania Twain.

On the heels of her New Year's Day wedding in Puerto Rico comes the news that she's going into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.  Twain will be inducted at the 2011 Juno Awards, Canada's answer to the Grammy Awards, on Sunday, March 27.

The singer last attended the Juno Awards in 2003, when she served as the show's host. 

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