The doors to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are about to open to some new inductees in April, including Guns N’ Roses, the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Faces/Small Faces. Among the nominees missing out are the Cure, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Donovan and the Spinners.
This news will certainly amplify rumors that the original Guns N’ Roses lineup will reunite for the event, but don’t hold your breath on that. Axl Rose has been touring with the latest lineup of the group in recent months, and there is no signof the hostilities ending between him and guitrist Slash.
Anthony Kiedies of the Red Hot Chili Peppers found the news to be an emotional affair, telling Rolling Stone: “I called my dad and cried. The most emotional part for me was thinking about [late Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist] Hillel Slovak…. It’s really kind of his induction that I’m the most excited about.” The ceremony takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 14, 2012.