The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their 2012 group of inductees. This year’s inductees include Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns N’ Roses. The ceremony is set for April 14, and will air on HBO in May.
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis recently talked to Rolling Stone about his band’s induction into the Hall of Fame, including an emotional story about telling his dad about the induction:
“I called my dad,” Kiedis told Rolling Stone. “I told him that he couldn’t say anything because it hadn’t been publicly announced yet. I know my dad is a big Internet freak, and he’s been known to be a Wikileaker. I was like, ‘Dad, you and I are blood. I’m going to tell you something, but you can’t tell anybody.’ I guess it’s just something that you want to share with the people that you’re closest to, like family and longtime friends. My dad cried.”
Other inductees included Freddie King, Don Kirshner, Glyn Johns and Tom Dowd. The Cure, Joan Jett and Heart were also nominated for induction this year.