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 Billboard.com. "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:
Abba, The Chantels, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, The Hollies, Kiss, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Stooges, Donna Summer.
Source : MusicRadar