A variety of stars for HoF induction.
It’s official. This year’s list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will include Alice Copper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits, offering quite an abundance of musical styles. Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first single or album, and, with the exception of Waits, all of the inductees are first-time nominees.
Cooper, 62, whose classic hits include “I'm Eighteen” and “School's Out,” told Billboard, “I’ve always felt the same way about this whole thing,” Cooper said. “I kind of sat back and said, ‘It will happen eventually.’” Diamond, in a Rolling Stone interview, was proud to join the institution, saying “I think it's great. I'm happy that they recognized me and my work,” he said. “Any club that has Chuck Berry and Little Richard and the Everly Brothers is a club that I want to be a part of.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2011 is set to take the stage for their honors at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City on March 14.