CLEVELAND, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Alice Cooper, Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi and Neil Diamond have been nominated for induction into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was announced Tuesday.
Also in the running are Chic, Donovan, Dr. John, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex, Tom Waits and Chuck Willis.
To be eligible, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. This year's nominees had to release their first single no later than 1985.
The Hall of Fame said its short list of 2011 inductees will be announced in the coming weeks.