Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011 Nominees Announced

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just announced the list of its 2011 nominees. There are some names that are being considered for the very first time – including Donovan, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi and Dr. John – as well as a few others that have appeared on previous lists but stopped shy of being inducted – such as the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Donna Summer, Chic and Darlene Love. The whole list, just below:


    Alice Cooper

    The Beastie Boys

    Bon Jovi


    Neil Diamond


    Dr. John

    The J. Geils Band

    LL Cool J

    Darlene Love

    Laura Nyro

    Donna Summer

    Joe Tex

    Tom Waits

    Chuck Willis


    This is really kind of a pre-pre-list; a whittled down list of final nominees will be announced in December. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 26th Annual Induction Ceremony happens on March 14, 2011, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. And once again, apparently, KISS and Chubby Checker are not invited. [MTV]