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A look at this year's inductees - and some of the eligible rockers that got turned down

Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba, left, and singer Axl Rose perform at London's O2 Arena in 2010. The original band broke up in 1996 but Axl Rose still performs under its name.Mark Allan/The Associated Press

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Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea perform at Woodstock '99. It has never been unusual for some or all of the members of the band to perform naked.Stephen Chernin/The Canadian Press

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Laura Nyro in 1988: She wrote hit songs made famous by other performers but was also known as a singer in her own right. She died of ovarian cancer in 1997 at age 49.The Associated Press

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The Beastie Boys (from left: Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Adam "MCA" Yauch, and Michael "Mike D" Diamond) were and remain influential hip-hop artists and rockers. They were among the first bands to heavily sample other people's songs, especially on their groundbreaking 1989 album "Paul's Boutique".Thomas Rabsch/The Associated Press

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Rod Stewart (left) and Rolling Stones' guitarist Ron Wood performed on stage together in 2004 for the first since they were in The Faces. The Small Faces were founded in 1965 by bassist Ronnie Lane, who died in 1987. When the band's lead singer left, Lane formed a new band, The Faces, that featured Stewart on lead vocals and Wood on guitar.GENE BLEVINS/Reuters

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Scottish pop singer Donovan performs at the Glastonbury Festival in 2002. He made his name in the 1960s with folk hits like "Mellow Yellow," "Sunshine Superman" and "Season of the Witch."YUI MOK/AFP / Getty Images

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Floria Sigismondi. Floria Sigismondi is the most catholic of artists, equally at home in photography, music videos, sculpture and even TV commercials. After worldwide recognition, she's finally mounting a show in her Hamilton hometown. It includes photos of medical specimens from Philadelphia's Mutter Museum. Pictured: crimson human heart, suspended in an aquarium of amber light Heart 1998 C-print Collection of the artist HANDOUT - Hamilton Art GalleryGetty Images

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Also not getting the nod this year is Joan Jett of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, seen here performing at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest in 2010.The Canadian Press

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Disco queen Donna Summer was also eligible for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year but didn't make the cut.RICHARD LEWIS/The Associated Press

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