*The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame may have some new members pretty soon. Among the nominees are LL Cool J, Donna Summer, and the Beastie Boys.

It’s been a long hard “fight” among the top contenders in music to get their spot in the Hall of Fame, all of whom are quite deserving of the honor.

Inductees will be announced in December this year and the ceremony will take place in March next year.

Other nominees include: rockers Joan Jett and Alice Cooper; rock bands Bon Jovi and J. Geils Band; disco queen Donna Summer; disco band Chic; the late Joe Tex and Chuck Willis, two R&B greats; R&B singer Darlene Love; folk singers Laura Nyro, Tom Waits and Donovan; singer Neil Diamond; and New Orleans blues great Dr. John, who recently performed “Down in New Orleans,” one of two Academy Award Nominees from the same film, 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog.”