The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced inductees with some big names in and some snubs. The Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns N’ Roses are in while several female stars were passed over. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Heart, Chaka Khan, and Donna Summer did not receive the necessary votes. However, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Heart were first-time nominees. Other inductees include Rod Stewart, Donovan and Don Kirshner, creator of the Monkees.
The performances are always a big part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and this year’s class raises questions about who will be there. The Beastie Boys have not performed together since 2009, but do have an album out now. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently promoting I’m With You and expected to perform. The biggest question is whether Axl Rose and Slash can put aside their differences for one night. Guns N’ Roses broke up in 1997 and there is speculation over whether they would perform, but Steven Adler does not think they will. “Absolutely not,” he said. “But, as far as I know, there is a god and a higher power, and it’s possible. Unfortunately, I don’t foresee it. You figure that time could heal all wounds, but some people just really hold a crazy grudge.” With that long of a standoff, one would wonder if the whole band will even be at the ceremony, much less on stage together. Best case scenario could be the whole band accepting the award. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is April 14, 2012 in Cleveland.