Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers Enter Rock Hall of Fame
The Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns N’ Roses are among the newest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The hall announced the batch of 2012 on Wednesday, four months before they are officially enshrined into the Hall. The other members of the latest batch of inductees are British band The Small Faces/The Faces, Scottish singer and writer Donovan. Guitarist Freddie King, Bronx singer Laura Nyro, publisher-producer Don Kirshner, and recording engineer Tom Dowd will all be inducted posthumously. Rounding out the bath are musician Glyn Johns and studio owner and recording engineer Cosimo Matassa.
Next year’s induction will be held in the home of Rock and Roll, Cleveland, Ohio, on April 14, although activities will be held starting on the fifth. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation chief executive Joel Peresman said this year’s batch of inductees “represent the broad spectrum of artists that define rock and roll.