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The Red Hot Chili Peppers during the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. (April 14, 2012)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomes new class

Hard rockers Guns N' Roses -- minus Axl Rose -- headlined this 2012's eclectic group of inductees.

Kid Cudi performs in Cleveland during the weeklong
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Kid Cudi performs in Cleveland during the weeklong events leading up to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (April 12, 2012)

Sara Bareilles performs a Laura Nyro song onstage
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Sara Bareilles performs a Laura Nyro song onstage during the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012)

Billie Joe Armstong and Tre Cool, both members
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Billie Joe Armstong and Tre Cool, both members of Green Day, kick off the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012)

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George Clinton performs in Cleveland during the weeklong
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George Clinton performs in Cleveland during the weeklong events leading up to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (April 12, 2012)

Presenter Bette Midler speaks onstage during the 27th
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Presenter Bette Midler speaks onstage during the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012)

Marshall Lytle, known for his work with the
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Marshall Lytle, known for his work with the groups Bill Haley & His Comets and The Jodimars, attends a VIP party in Cleveland, part of the weeklong events leading up to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (April 13, 2012)

Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl, attends the
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Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl, attends the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012)

Darlene Love greets fans on the red carpet
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Darlene Love greets fans on the red carpet at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012)

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Smokey Robinson just before the 2012 Rock and
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Smokey Robinson just before the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cleveland. Robinson introduced the Blue Caps, the Crickets, the Comets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters and the Miracles for induction into the Hall of Fame. (April 13, 2012)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers during the 27th
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers during the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. (April 14, 2012)

Billy Gibbons, left, and Dusty Hill of ZZ-Top,
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Billy Gibbons, left, and Dusty Hill of ZZ-Top, after introducing the late Freddie King for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (April 13, 2012)

Inductee Donovan performs on stage with John Mellencamp
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Inductee Donovan performs on stage with John Mellencamp at the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012)

Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner speaks at the
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Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner speaks at the opening of the 2012 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012)

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Donovan Leitch accepts induction into the Rock and
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Donovan Leitch accepts induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (April 14, 2012)

Inductee Donovan performs on stage during the 2012
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Inductee Donovan performs on stage during the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012)

Inductee Donovan performs on stage with John Mellencamp
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Inductee Donovan performs on stage with John Mellencamp during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012)

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