The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its list of 2012 inductees, which includes Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys, Donovan, Rod Stewart's former band The Faces, singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, blues guitarist Freddie King, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The artists will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on April 14, which is a perfect time for classic-rock fans to come down to the Cleve to take in
the majestic beauty of northeast Ohio in the springtime the fabulous regional cuisine extensive cultural offerings in the downtown area an Indians game.
The list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released a few months ago, and The Cure, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Eric B. and Rakim were among the names who didn't make the cut (which means that somewhere, Robert Smith's maid is desperately trying to scrub the mascara stains out of his pillowcase). To be inducted, artists are required to have released their debut album at least twenty-five years ago, which is presumably why G'N'R (who released Appetite for Destruction in 1987) made the cut.
So in honor of Axl and Co., wake up your sleeping prostitute, tell her to take her credit card to the liquor store, buy a five-dollar bottle of Thunderbird, and raise your glass to toast the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. Only nineteen more years until the Jonas Brothers are eligible for induction!