Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi among 2011 Rock Hall nominations

Alice Cooper and New Jersey’s Bon Jovi are among the artist nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame class of 2011.

The Hall announced their list of 15 nominees Tuesday for possible induction next year; here’s the full list:

·    Alice Cooper
·    Beastie Boys
·    Bon Jovi
·    Chic
·    Neil Diamond
·    Donovan
·    Dr. John
·    J. Geils Band
·    LL Cool J
·    Darlene Love
·    Laura Nyro
·    Donna Summer
·    Joe Tex
·    Tom Waits
·    Chuck Willis

Traditionally, the Hall inducts about 5 artists in the “Performer” category each year that represent a cross-section of musical styles (ie. they won’t choose 5 “rock” acts), as well as representatives in non-performer categories – generally, people who have helped influence and shape the music industry in some way.

Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will select artists to be inducted into the RRHOF at the 26th Annual Induction Ceremony; inductees will be announced in December and the Induction Ceremony will take place on March 14, 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

To be eligible for entry into the RRHOF, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2011 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1985.

“We believe our nominating committee has put forth a list of artists that truly represent the wide variety of music that defines rock and roll,” commented Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.

Of the 15 nominees announced, who would you select for the final 5?

AliceAlice Cooper

Alice Cooper – Elected (1973)

BonBon Jovi

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer (1986)