Bon Jovi among Hall of Fame nominees

Winners to be revealed in Dec., induction happens in March

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame revealed Tuesday the 15 acts nominated for entry into the famous venue in 2011. The eclectic list runs the gamut from enduring arena-headlining rockers Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper to hip-hop trio Beastie Boys and disco pioneers Donna Summer and Chic.

"We believe our nominating committee has put forth a list of artists that truly represents the wide variety of music that defines rock and roll," said president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Joel Peresman in a statement.

Over 500 voters from the music industry will select the inductees in a ballot vote, with the winners to be announced in December. The induction ceremony will be held on March 14, 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.

To be eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have debuted its music at least 25 years ago.

Also on the list were Donovan, Dr. John, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Joe Tex, Tom Waits and Chuck Willis.
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