The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N' Roses and punk rocker Joan Jett are among the bands and artists who have been named as nominees for possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
Others on the list are the Beastie Boys, the Cure, Donovan, Eric B. & Rakim, Heart, Freddie King, Laura Nyro, Rufus with Chaka Khan, The Small Faces/The Faces, The Spinners, Donna Summer and War.
The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is set to take place in Cleveland on April 14, 2012.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 10th studio album, "I'm With You," in August. The rock group is known for hits such as "Give It Away" and "Under The Bridge."
Guns N' Roses became famous in the 1980s and 1990s and released commercial hits such as "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Don't Cry". Front man Axl Rose is the only original band member. Guitarist Slash and drummer Steven Adler have since quit or had been forced to leave the group amid drug issues and legal disputes.
Jett, who fronts the band the Blackhearts, was most popular in the 1980s and spurred hits such as "I Love Rock n' Roll" and "Bad Reputation," the theme song of the short-lived comedy series "Freaks and Geeks." Jett was portrayed by "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart in the 2010 film "The Runaways," which was based on the rocker's former all-girl band.
Jett was recently praised by teenage pop star and actress Miley Cyrus, who said she looks up to her.
The hall has honored more than 605 artists, including Phil Collin's old rock group Genesis and Swedish pop band ABBA. The inductees are chosen by more than 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and will be represented at the organization's museum in Cleveland, Ohio.