Rock Hall Class of 2012

Cleveland | Public Hall | April 14, 2012 | Public Event | HBO

These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, but the induction ceremony took place in 2012. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 2011 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
Beastie BoysChuck D & LL Cool JPerformer
DonovanJohn MellencampPerformer
Guns N' RosesGreen DayPerformer
Laura NyroBette MidlerPerformer
Red Hot Chili PeppersChris RockPerformer
The Small Faces/The FacesStevie Van ZandtPerformer
The Blue CapsSmokey RobinsonPerformer*
The CometsSmokey RobinsonPerformer*
The CricketsSmokey RobinsonPerformer*
The Famous FlamesSmokey RobinsonPerformer*
The MidnightersSmokey RobinsonPerformer*
The MiraclesSmokey RobinsonPerformer*
Don KirshnerCarole KingNon-Performer
Freddie KingBilly Gibbons and Dusty HillEarly Influence
Cosimo MatassaRobbie RobertsonMusical Excellence
Glyn JohnsRobbie RobertsonMusical Excellence
Tom DowdRobbie RobertsonMusical Excellence

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 2012

These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 2011, but didn't receive enough votes from the "international voting body of rock experts" to get in that year. Nearly 70% of rejected artists eventually get inducted in a later year.

ArtistEventually Inducted In
The CureNot yet
Donna Summer2013
Eric B. & RakimNot yet
Freddie King2012
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts2015
Rufus with Chaka KhanNot yet
The SpinnersNot yet
WarNot yet

Nominating Committee who determined the 2012 performer ballot

Jon Landau, chairman
Bill Adler
James Bernard
David Bither
Nathan Brackett
Cliff Burnstein
Anthony DeCurtis
Reginald C. Dennis
Bill Flanagan
David Fricke
Elysa Gardner
Gregg Geller
Edna Gundersen
Jim Henke
Bob Hilburn
Lenny Kaye
Brian Keizer
Rick Krim
Arthur Levy
Joe Levy
Alan Light
Rob Light
Dave Marsh
Joe McEwen
Bob Merlis
Lauren Onkey
Claudia Perry
Robbie Robertson
Paul Shaffer
Seymour Stein
Terry Stewart
John Sykes
Roy Trakin
Steven Van Zandt
Craig Werner


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