Faces, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, others are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers




Faces, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, others are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers

The newest class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was made known in the wee hours of this morning. This year’s class includes The Small Faces/Faces, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beastie Boys. Laura Nyro , Donovan and Guns and Roses.

Nominees that did NOT make the Hall this time around were War, Donna Summmer, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Heart, Rufus with Chaka Kahn, The Cure, Eric B. & Rakim and the Spinners.

Others that will be receiving awards on induction night include producer Tom Dowd (Lynyrd Skynrd, Clapton,Wishbone Ash,The Eagles and many, many more), and blues guitarist Freddie King, In the non-performer category the inductee is Don Kirshner. Kirshner founded the long running show Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert and also helped create The Monkees.

This years class will be inducted in an April 14th ceremony.

So you’re wondering about artists like Little Feat, Poco. Gram Parsons, Rush, Chicago, Dire Straits, Yes, King Crimson, Hall and Oates,  Roxy Music, The Replacements. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Todd Rundgren, Robin Trower, UFO, Warren Zevon, The Zombies, The Cars, Emerson Lake and Palmer….well, none of those acts even made it to the nomination stage.

See our piece on band NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

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Posted by Larry Carta


  1. Richard Miller (07 Dec 2011, 10:14)

    Its about time The Faces made into the hall of fame. The list of not even nominated artists is saddening. The beastie Boys are in, but Little Feat ,Warren Zevon and the rest aren’t even nominated… WTF!?

  2. Curtis Linder (07 Dec 2011, 11:43)

    Tom Dowd is not in the RNRHOF (until now). How could that have been. I am reading The Last Sultan – an Ahmet Ertegun biography and liking it very much. I highly recommend it.

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