By: Caleb Hinkley
Multiple artists have been added into the famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as the 2012 inductees were announced on Wednesday. Among them though are three bands that stood out: Guns N’ Roses, the Beastie Boys, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Guns N’ Roses, a band that some may consider finished because the band isn’t together, obviously made an impression. They began with their first official album, “Appetite for Destruction,” that debuted in 1987. They are best known for their hits like, “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome to The Jungle,” “Paradise City” and “November Rain.” The aggressive rock grooves gave it a different tune then the hits coming from Michael Jackson and Madonna.
They sold many albums, and in addition had and still have many fans. But the group’s clamors lead to its destruction. The group still tours today, but seem to be at a loss without its original lead singer Axl Rose. Hopefully the whole band will reunite for the ceremony.
The Beastie Boys are a Hip-hop trio that has had influence on the mixing of other genres. The group was originally just a hardcore punk group from New York. The group was just playing in underground clubs in New York, but as the group emerged its mixing of different soundscapes increased its popularity which even led to the creation of an instrumental album. The band having the ability to bust a rhyme and then giving a killer punk rock performance, may have led them to this great honor of being added into the Hall of Fame.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are another influential band that made the cut. Like every band, they have had their problems, but despite the turmoil, they have released their 10th album “I’m With You,” this year. The band doesn’t have all of its original members, but right now it is fronted by Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer as their lead guitarist, Flea playing bass, and Chad Smith on the drums.
Three influential bands that have all had top hits now join the greats such as Van Halen and the Rolling Stones. These are just a few that will officially join the Hall Of Fame in 2012, but they definitely are unique from the others, and it is agreed that all who made it have influenced music in one way or another.