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The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Airs May 5th On HBO!

The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Airs May 5th On HBO!

Music fans rejoice! This weekend you can get a taste of rock ‘n’ roll history! See Donovan, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro, Guns N’ Roses and Chris Rock under one roof! That’s right! The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony premieres this weekend — only on HBO! This special presentation is jam packed with live performances, celebrity appearances and rock-n-roll royalty. Check out the preview below and remember to mark your calendar for SATURDAY MAY 5TH (9:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO!

Honorees and presenters for this year?s show include:

Beastie Boys inducted by Chuck D.

Donovan inducted by John Mellencamp.

Small Faces/The Faces inducted by Stevie Van Zandt.

Red Hot Chili Peppers inducted by Chris Rock.

Laura Nyro inducted by Bette Midler.

Freddie King inducted by Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill.

Don Kirshner inducted by Carole King.

Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns inducted by RobbieRobertson.

The Blue Caps, the Comets, the Crickets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters and the Miracles inducted by Smokey Robinson.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2011 Nominees Announced!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2011 Nominees Announced!

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rockhalloffameBon Jovi, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Donovan, Tom Waits and LL Cool J are among the 15 artists nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Also on the list: Chic, Dr. John, J. Geils Band, Darlene Love, Lauro Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex and Chuck Willis.

These are the first nominations for Bon Jovi, Donovan, Alice Cooper, Dr. John and Mr. Diamond; some of the others, including Chic, Donna Summer and Darlene Love, have been nominated numerous times but never made the final cut.

The inductees will be announced in December, and the 26th annual induction ceremony will be held on March 14 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan.

Artists become eligible for nomination 25 years after the release of their first single or album, and the awards are voted on by more than 500 music professionals.

Weigh in with your thoughts on this year’s nominees!

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