Rock Hall announces Class of 2012 inductees

Only two of the artists who earned Goldmine readers' votes will be inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2012.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2012 inductees. Courtesy the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Only two of the artists who earned Goldmine readers' votes will be inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2012.

The Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N' Roses, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Small Faces/The Faces will be inducted in April at a ceremony to be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Musuem in Cleveland.

In an online poll, Goldmine readers had selected Donovan and The Small Faces/The Faces, and also voiced their support for nominees Heart, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Donna Summer — all of whom were selected on Goldmine's official ballot.

Freddie King will be inducted in the Early Influence category, and Don Kirshner will be inducted in the sideman category as the Amhet Ertegun Award recipient.

A trio of behind-the-scenes experts will be inducted in the Sideman category via the Award for Musical Excellence. Recording engineer Cosimo Matassa, engineer and producer Tom Dowd and engineer and producer Glyn Johns all received the honor.