September 28th, 2010
05:19 PM ET
Alice Cooper, the Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi and LL Cool J were some of the big nominees announced this morning for induction into the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The full list heralds other music stars like Chic, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Dr. John, J.Geils Band, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex, Tom Waits and Chuck Willis.
Cooper was thrilled with his nomination and told CNN, "We are honored to be nominated for induction in to the Hall. Anytime you are nominated in your chosen profession, it's definitely a compliment to be recognized."
According to Hall of Fame President and CEO Joel Peresman, the ballots are on their way to more than 500 voters. Peresman says, “We believe our nominating committee has put forth a list of artists that truly represent the wide variety of music that defines rock and roll.”
This year’s inductees will be announced in December and the 26th Annual Induction Ceremony will take place on March 14, 2011.
Did your favorite artist make the cut or did they join the list of the Hall of Fame's most shocking snubs? We're looking at you, Rush fans!
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