Diane Alter

The names of those inducted as the 2012 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are an eclectic mix.

Receiving honors were Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the late singer/song writer Laura Nyro, Donovan and the British rock group The Small Faces/The Faces.

Nyro, who wrote such smash hits as the 5th Dimension's" Wedding Bells Blues" and Blood Sweat & Tears' "When I Die," is the only female allowed entrance this time around.

Snubbed were Donna Summers, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Rufus with Chaka Kahn, who were all on the ballot for 2012. Also left out were hip-hop pioneers Eric B & Rakim, War, the Cure and the Spinners.

Guns N' Roses and The Faces (which included icons Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood), made it into the Hall their first time on the ballot. The Red Hot Chili Peppers had to wait until their second go-around, and the Beastie Boys and Nyro were shut out twice before making it in for 2012.

Other inductees include Freddie King, rock promoter Don Kirshner, Tom Dowd, Glyn John, and Cosimo Matssa.

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