Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Join Rock Hall of Fame

By Spencer Kornhaber

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2012 were announced this morning:

The times they have a-changed. For arguably the first time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony won't be synonymous with classic rock radio and dad's record collection: Guns N' Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys have all been voted into the Cleveland shrine.

The Class of 2012 will also include psychedelic rocker/Beatles drug buddy Donovan, the Steve Marriot-led Small Faces and their Rod Stewart-fronted offshoot Faces, singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, famed TV presenter/music publisher Don Kirshner, and producers Glyn Johns (Ryan Adams' Ashes & Fire, among other more classic albums), Tom Dowd (Eat a Peach), and Cosimo Matassa.

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