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Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers in Rock Hall

Guns N'Roses rock group receives an award in Los Angeles, on Sept. 9, 1992. (Kevork Djansezian)

December 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The 2012 class of inductees was announced on Wednesday.

The late singer and songwriter Laura Nyro, Donovan, and influential British rock group The Small Faces/The Faces, which included Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood also made the cut.

Both Stewart and Wood will become second-time members of the hall. Stewart was inducted as a solo artist in 1994 and Wood as part of the Rolling Stones in 1989.

Nyro, who wrote hits including the 5th Dimension's "Wedding Bell Blues" and Blood Sweat & Tears' "When I Die," is the only female act to make it this time around.

The Rock Hall of Fame passed on Donna Summer, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Heart and Rufus with Chaka Khan, who were on the ballot for 2012.

The hall also passed on hip-hop pioneers Eric B. & Rakim, War, the Cure and the Spinners.

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