Lots of great nominees to enter Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but Bon Jovi got snubbed again.
According to nj.com:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dissed Bon Jovi yet again. The platinum-selling, stadium-filling Jersey rockers are not on the hall’s latest list of nominees, though mellow singer-songwriters (Laura Nyro, Donovan) and hip-hop (Beastie Boys, Eric B & Rakim) are well represented.
The biggest shoo-in, though, has to be Guns N’ Roses, in their first year of eligibility. The group’s impact on rock in the late ’80s cannot be overstated. (The band, though very different from its original incarnation, is still touring, and will be at the Izod Center in East Rutherford on Nov. 17).
Other nominees are: the Cure, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, bluesman Freddie King, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rufus with Chaka Khan, the Small Faces/The Faces, the Spinners, Donna Summer and War.
Joining Bon Jovi among the overlooked: Yes, Kiss, Chicago, Brian Eno, Willie Nelson, Gram Parsons, the Moody Blues, Hall and Oates, Rush, Jethro Tull.
Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will select artists to be inducted at the 27th annual induction ceremony, to be held in Cleveland on April 14. To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2012 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1986.