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Red Hot Chili Peppers nominated for Hall of Fame

Rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on their first year of eligibility.

Artists can only be inducted into the legendary Hall of Fame 25 years after their debut release.  Rapper LL Cool J has also been nominated, along with rockers KISS who have previously been overlooked even though they have been eligible to be inducted for the past 10 years.

Also nominated for the first time are Genesis, The Hollies and Jimmy Cliff.

They join previously suggested artists ABBA, The Stooges and Donna Summer.

Five of the 12 nominees will be chosen for induction from ballots cast by more than 500 music industry voters.

The chosen five will be revealed in January, with an induction ceremony taking place on March 15 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel.