According to numerous media reports, Red Hot Chili Peppers are amongst the candidates to enter the Rock And Roll hall of fame in March next year; together with some other artists who are eligible for the first time and a bunch of veterans who have not made it yet.
Rolling Stone have a long story on this, which you can read here and an excerpt follows:
The ballot for next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class is one of the most diverse ever: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, LL Cool J, Kiss and Genesis are up for nomination alongside the Stooges, Donna Summer, ABBA, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, the Chantels, the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff. Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their debut release, so all the candidates released their first single no later than 1984. LL Cool J and the Red Hot Chili Peppers both made the ballot on their first year of eligibility.
They also posted a nice old photo of the band, which you can see in its full size, at this address.
Now it’s your turn! What do you think? Are RHCP going to make it to creme de creme on their first year of eligility or will their wait be as long as Kiss’?