Eric B and Rakim

*Eric B. and Rakim, Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, The Spinners and The Beastie Boys are among the music acts nominated for induction into the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

To qualify, the act must have released its first single or album 25 years ago. More than 500 voters will decide who lands a place in the Cleveland exhibit. The induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14.

Below is the full list of nominees for consideration:

· Beastie Boys
· The Cure
· Donovan
· Eric B. & Rakim
· Guns ‘N Roses
· Heart
· Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
· Freddie King
· Laura Nyro
· Red Hot Chili Peppers
· Rufus with Chaka Khan
· The Small Faces/The Faces
· The Spinners
· Donna Summer
· War