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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2016 announced: Hello, Cheap Trick, Chicago and more


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will welcome its new class for 2016 - and it's a lineup that is hard to argue (though, this being the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there will always be arguments!).

The performer inductees are:


  • Cheap Trick.  Inductees: Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Robin Zander
  • Chicago. Inductees: Peter Cetera, Terry Kath, Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider, Danny Seraphine
  • Deep Purple. Inductees: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
  • N.W.A. Inductees: DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren
  • Steve Miller

The 31st annual ceremony will take place April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the second time.

HBO will broadcast the ceremony in spring 2016.

Tickets to attend the ceremony will go on sale to the general public in February.

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