Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Guns N' Roses Earn Induction Into Rock and Roll Hall of FameDecember 07, 2011
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Wednesday named its latest inductees, drafting in musical talent ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the '60s singer-songwriter Donovan.
The Beastie Boys, who have been blending hip hop, punk and other genres since the 1980s, also made it onto the Hall of Fame's final list for 2012, alongside Guns N' Roses, the hard rock standard bearers of the late '80s and early '90s, and Laura Nyro, the innovative pop songstress.
Other artists inducted by the Hall under the performer category included the '60s British group The Small Faces -- best known for their psychedelic hit "Itchycoo Park" -- and their subsequent incarnation, The Faces, who featured Rod Stewart.
The acts that made the final cut beat out competition from the likes of The Cure and Rufus with Chaka Khan, who had been among the initial nominees.