Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces nominations
September 27th, 2011
06:08 PM ET

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces nominations

The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 have been released, and it’s an interesting list.

Ballots will be sent out to over 500 voters, who will choose the artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

The nominees are:

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October 7th, 2009
09:13 PM ET

A Beastie and a Dalai Lama

Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, who recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his left salivary gland just got back from a trip to  Dharamsala, India.  He shared some of his experiences in a letter to fans.

Here's an excerpt:

hey all,
 
so i just got back from dharamsala, india. went over there to see some tibetan doctors, but as it worked out, the Dalai Lama was giving a 3 day teaching, so i was able to attend that as well.
 
i'm feeling healthy, strong and hopeful that i've beaten this thing, but of course time will tell.  i'm taking tibetan medicine and at the recommendation of the tibetan doctors i've been eating a vegan/organic diet, which surprisingly enough was harder to do in india than it is now that i'm back home. here i can just shop for the right food and cook... a lot easier than depending on restaurants.
 
when i was in india i visited an ani gompa (a nunnery) called jamyang choling. they did a puja (religious ceremony) for me to help me get well. one nun said to me "we do prayers and then you are better." so i've got that going for me, which is nice.

What's nice is that Yauch's cancer was located early, was localized and according to doctors will not affect his vocal chords.  It sounds like he's pursuing an East meets West course of treatment.

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