Hard to believe, but the Beastie Boys are really kind of old. This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that the Beasties, along with 14 other nominees, were selected for the short list for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Among the nominees for rock immortality: The Beastie Boys, Jon Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Chic, Donovan, Dr. John, the J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex, Tom Waits, and Chuck Willis also made the short list.
Voting ballots have been sent to 500 members of the music industry and inductees will be announced in December. In order to be nominated, you must have released your first single 25 years ago—all these nominees had their first singles in 1985 or earlier. [Gothamist]
What do you think of the inductee list? Who did they forget? Who should be a permanent part of rock and roll history?