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Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers chosen for R&R Hall of Fame
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Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers Chosen for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Laura Nyro, Donovan and the Small Faces/Faces will also be inducted in 2012

By Andy Greene
December 7, 2011 3:30 AM ET

The votes are in and next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will include Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, the Small Faces/Faces, Donovan and Laura Nyro. Freddie King will enter the Hall of Fame as an Early Influence, while the late producer and TV host Don Kirshner will receive the Ahmet Ertegun (nonperformer) Award and producers Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns will receive the Award for Musical Excellence. The ceremony will be held April 14th at Cleveland's Public Hall. It will be broadcast on HBO in early May.

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis got the news while his band was touring Europe."I called my dad and cried," he tells Rolling Stone. "The most emotional part for me was thinking about Hillel Slovak . . . It's really kind of his induction that I'm the most excited about. He's a beautiful person that picked up a guitar in the 1970s and didn't make it out of the 1980s, and he is getting honored for his beauty . . . It really fills my heart with the reality of how much we love doing what we do, and how much Flea and I love each other. We have stuck together through thick and thin and we want to keep on trucking and continuing to do what it is we do."

Guns N' Roses are the only group to be inducted on their first year of eligibility. The original line-up hasn't performed together since drummer Steven Adler left the band in 1990. During an interview last month with VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, Axl Rose didn't completely rule out a reunion. "I don't know what it means in terms of me with the old band and the old lineup," he said. "If we were to be invited, I don't know what they would ask of me. It's up in the air."

Adler remains skeptical that Axl will be willing to perform with the original lineup. "You figure that time heals all wounds," he tells Rolling Stone. "But some people just REALLY hold a crazy grudge. I just had lunch with Slash two days ago. He loves Axl. He holds no grudges towards him. Twenty years of great music wasn't created because of some stupid grudge. . . Can't we just be fucking people who played music and accomplished a huge goal in their life and just play a couple songs? It's only rock & roll, my god! It's not rocket science."
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  -Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers chosen for R&R Hall of Fame Amerigo Vespucci  Dec-07-11 09:14 AM   #0 
  - Yet for some reason Yes and King Crimson, two of the  hifiguy   Dec-07-11 09:39 AM   #1 
  - No Rush, no Jethro Tull, no Moody Blues either  LynneSin   Dec-07-11 09:41 AM   #3 
  - Man, that is ridiculous.  hifiguy   Dec-07-11 09:42 AM   #4 
  - If you listen to the "second wave" of Prog music...  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-07-11 09:52 AM   #5 
  - Porcupine Tree is an incredible band.  hifiguy   Dec-07-11 10:00 AM   #6 
  - The remastered "Red" is like an extreme blow to the head with a blunt object (in a good way)  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-07-11 10:06 AM   #8 
     - "Red" is one of my favorites, too.  hifiguy   Dec-07-11 10:12 AM   #9 
  - Pink Floyd made in it because of the commericial success of 'Dark Side' and 'The Wall'  LynneSin   Dec-07-11 10:47 AM   #10 
  - Yep...they had a "Sgt. Pepper's" in the form of D.S.O.T.M....  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-07-11 10:56 AM   #11 
  - bwahahahaha - to each their own I guess.  cbdo2007   Dec-07-11 01:00 PM   #13 
     - I love Floyd, but Yes is better.  dawg   Dec-07-11 02:53 PM   #18 
     - Um, well.  hifiguy   Dec-07-11 02:56 PM   #19 
        - Gilmour has repeatedly called "The Final Cut" a piece of shit  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-07-11 09:36 PM   #27 
           - "Echoes" has never paled  hifiguy   Dec-08-11 08:49 AM   #32 
  - The influence goes way beyond neo-prog.  dawg   Dec-07-11 02:58 PM   #20 
     - Ritchie Blackmore...  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-07-11 09:22 PM   #26 
     - Yep - all except Heart were dumbed-down prog  hifiguy   Dec-09-11 05:01 PM   #57 
  - It is indeed a farce, I haven't paid attention to it in the last 20 years. n/t  A Simple Game   Dec-07-11 02:39 PM   #17 
  - I'm a fan of both those bands, but I think overlooking groups like  NoGOPZone   Dec-08-11 09:13 AM   #33 
  - Adler even able to play drums anymore?? After seeing him on  cbdo2007   Dec-07-11 09:40 AM   #2 
  - Adler is doing well.  hamsterjill   Dec-07-11 02:14 PM   #15 
  - Congrats to the RHCP....I wonder, though, if this LA...  Tikki   Dec-07-11 10:01 AM   #7 
  - Is the RR Hall of Fame based on record sales?  Avalux   Dec-07-11 11:06 AM   #12 
  - Strangely enough, you have to be famous to get in the Hall of FAME  taterguy   Dec-08-11 06:48 AM   #30 
  - Guns N' Roses hunh?  MilesColtrane   Dec-07-11 01:53 PM   #14 
  - Donovan is in this year too  RZM   Dec-07-11 02:30 PM   #16 
  - Happy to see the Small Faces finally in, those boys  JenniferJuniper   Dec-07-11 05:29 PM   #21 
  - agree  some guy   Dec-07-11 06:41 PM   #22 
     - LOL! Donovan made it in too!  JenniferJuniper   Dec-07-11 06:43 PM   #23 
        - yay!  some guy   Dec-07-11 06:49 PM   #24 
  - All deserving, especially the Beastie Boys.  flvegan   Dec-07-11 06:57 PM   #25 
  - Too bad Steve Marriott won't be here for the induction.  blue neen   Dec-07-11 10:27 PM   #28 
  - "You can miss out school, won't that be cool" not quite 13 year old  JenniferJuniper   Dec-07-11 11:13 PM   #29 
  - It's great that your 13 year old knows such a fantastic song!  blue neen   Dec-08-11 07:16 PM   #37 
     - 30 days in the hole, hands down  JenniferJuniper   Dec-08-11 08:16 PM   #43 
        - What a rocking video!  blue neen   Dec-08-11 10:07 PM   #45 
  - You know what was REALLY strange? The two Small Faces "reunion" albums  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-08-11 07:38 PM   #38 
  - Steve and Ronnie did get back together as the Majik Mijits in the early 80's  JenniferJuniper   Dec-08-11 08:03 PM   #39 
  - Yep, Ronnie Lane would be a hard act to follow!  blue neen   Dec-08-11 08:11 PM   #40 
  - They are not "bad" at all...they are just not "classic" Small Faces  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-08-11 08:15 PM   #42 
  - I know I'm not supposed to, but I love both of those albums.  6000eliot   Dec-10-11 04:03 PM   #59 
  - Small Faces , about time  era veteran   Dec-09-11 09:01 AM   #48 
  - Last year, I woke up one morning with very askew hair (it looked like  Tom Ripley   Dec-09-11 10:01 AM   #50 
  - "As long as I'm here, Rush will NEVER get in" - anonymous RRHOF Board Member.  HughBeaumont   Dec-08-11 08:03 AM   #31 
  - Too true, Hugh.  hifiguy   Dec-08-11 09:23 AM   #34 
     - If only for Pawn Hearts alone.  HughBeaumont   Dec-08-11 09:48 AM   #35 
     - "Plague" is great,  hifiguy   Dec-08-11 09:57 AM   #36 
     - I've seen you guys defend Rush and I've seen the other bands you like  OriginalGeek   Dec-08-11 08:35 PM   #44 
        - VdGG is very different.  hifiguy   Dec-09-11 09:13 AM   #49 
           - Yeah was listening on Youtube  OriginalGeek   Dec-09-11 01:08 PM   #55 
              - You will like VdGG, then.  hifiguy   Dec-09-11 01:51 PM   #56 
  - I am opposed to the institutionalization of rock and roll  cherish44   Dec-08-11 08:14 PM   #41 
  - Really? The Beastie Boys?  JackDragna   Dec-08-11 10:45 PM   #46 
  - With all due respect, the RRHOF is a joke.  bluesbassman   Dec-09-11 12:13 AM   #47 
  - True, but...  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-09-11 10:57 AM   #52 
  - +1  progressoid   Dec-09-11 11:20 AM   #54 
  - You mean the Jan Wenner Approved R&R Hall of Fame?  Tom Ripley   Dec-09-11 10:05 AM   #51 
  - I hear ya  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-09-11 11:00 AM   #53 
  - Another year and still no Thin Lizzy induction.. sigh  Mudoria   Dec-10-11 12:25 PM   #58 
  - Have never liked Guns N' Roses  mvd   Dec-10-11 04:05 PM   #60 

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