Madonna will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall in 2008, it has been announced. The Material Girl will join John Mellencamp, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen, and The Dave Clark Five as new inductees. Donna Summer, Chic, Afrika Bambaataa and the Beastie Boys were all nominated, but didn’t make the cut.
A panel of 600 industry figures selected the five acts to be inducted at the annual ceremony, to be held March 10 in New York. To be eligible, artists must have issued a first single or album at least 25 years before nomination.
Too bad Donna Summer didn’t make it in :(