Genesis and The Stooges lead slate of 2010 Rock Hall inductees

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Genesis and The Stooges lead the slate of recently announced 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Alongside the British icons and the alternative rockers from Ann Arbor, the balance of the field is comprised of Swedish pop-icons ABBA, reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff and The Hollies.

The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees where selected by a committee comprised of rock and roll historians and voted on by over 500 voters of the Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record, and the selection criteria include the significance of the artist or group and the contributions made to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll music. All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

This year’s class will be inducted in the annual ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 15, 2010 and will be televised live on Fuse.

Perennial fan favorites Kiss, made the list this year, but failed to garner enough votes to secure their induction. In their first year of eligibility the Red Hot Chili Peppers was also surprisingly absent from the inductees.

The 2009 inductee class included Metallica, Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Run-D.M.C, and Bobby Womack.

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