KISS, RHCP, Genesis, LL Cool J Among First Time Rock Hall Nominees

The 2010 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees are here and progressive rock has finally been shown some respect via a nod to Genesis. (NCIS spinoffs have also been shown respect via an LL Cool J nod.) The other first-time nominees are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Cliff, the Hollies, and finally KISS. The returning nominees — ABBA, the Chantels, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, the Stooges and Donna Summer — are all probably wondering how Madonna beat them to the prize. The induction ceremony, the Hall’s 25th, is scheduled for 3/15 at the Waldorf Astoria, NYC, where five of the above dozen nominees will be selected for induction. (Any bets?) Before that takes place, HOF alumns Bruce Springsteen, U2, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Paul Simon, and others, are doing that Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation & Museum Benefit at MSG. Speaking of those who’ve already made it, here’s our on-going list of folks who are still surprisingly snubbed:

Beastie Boys
Depeche Mode
Bon Jovi
Peter Gabriel
Cyndi Lauper
The Smiths
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Duran Duran
The Cure
Sonic Youth
Billy Idol
The Replacements
Tom Waits
Willie Nelson
Neil Diamond
Judas Priest
Brian Eno
Hall & Oates
Captain Beefheart
Black Flag

Who else? Remember, an artist is only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first single or album, so you can’t nominate Animal Collective.