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- Posted on Sep 28th 2007 11:00AM by Jessica Robertson
Madonna, the Beastie Boys, Leonard Cohen and Donna Summer are among the artists nominated for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join the Dave Clark Five, Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ventures and John Mellencamp on the eclectic nominee list. Only five will enter the Hall during the induction ceremony, to be held on March 10, 2008 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
To be eligible for induction, artists had to release their first single no later than 1982. This is the first year of eligibility for both Madonna and the Beasties, as well as Summer, the Ventures, Cohen and Bambaataa.
Last year's class was comprised Patti Smith, R.E.M., Van Halen, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
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