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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees in 2012 include well-known artists and bands in the music industry. Several different genres are covered, including rap, rock, blues and R&B. Each year, 15 Rock Hall of Fame nominees are chosen. Of those, inductees are picked at year's end, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony held in March. Who will get in this year? Who deserves to get in this year? Time to vote for the artist or band you think most deserves to make the cut! Anyone glaringly left off of this year's nominees (Rush, anyone)? Feel free to vent in the comments!

The 2012 Rock Hall of Fame nominees include disco queen Donna Summer, female rockers Joan Jett (and her Blackhearts) and Heart, the hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, rock bands the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns N' Roses and British bands The Cure and Small Faces, and more.

What does it take to get a nomination? Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees become eligible for induction 25 years after their debut album (or single). Who will make up the Rock Hall of Fame's Class of 2012? That remains to be seen, but for now, I thought it might be interesting to see how you guys would vote.
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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

2
65 49
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Red Hot Chili Peppers Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

3
51 36
Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Donna Summer New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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47 40
Heart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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48 44
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Joan Jett Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

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49 48
Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Beastie Boys Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

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47 51
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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21 41
War is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
War Chicano rock, Ska, Rock music

9
21 43
The Spinners is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
The Spinners Smooth soul, Philadelphia soul, Pop music

10
15 44
The Small Faces is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
The Small Faces British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

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17 48
Donovan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Donovan British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

12
3 16
Rufus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Rufus Smooth soul, Disco, Pop music

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13 45
Freddie King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Freddie King Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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11 48
Eric B. & Rakim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Eric B. & Rakim Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Old-school hip hop

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7 48
Laura Nyro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2012
Laura Nyro Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music