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Chili Peppers nominated for Hall Of Fame

Red Hot Chili Peppers: nominated for the Hall Of Fame
Red Hot Chili Peppers: nominated for the Hall Of Fame

Red Hot Chili Peppers, LL Cool J and Kiss are among the first-time nomineees for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first single or album release.

The Chili Peppers, Kiss and LL are nominated for the first time: there are returning candidates also, notably The Stooges and Abba. Five of the 12 nominees will be chosen for induction in January 2010 once 500 music industry voters have made their choices.

"It's a real honour to be nominated in our first year of eligibility," Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith told "Obviously the Hall Of Fame has excellent musical taste."

The induction ceremony takes place 15 March 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The full list of nominees for 2010 is:

The Chantels
Jimmy Cliff
The Hollies
LL Cool J
Darlene Love
Laura Nyro
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Stooges
Donna Summer

Two questions. Do these ceremonies even matter? And if so, who gets your vote?

Note: MusicRadar is interviewing RHCP's Chad Smith about the band's plans very soon. Stay tuned!

In the meanwhile, here's John Frusciante talking (and playing) funk guitar and more...