The 2009 Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica, Run-D.M.C., the Stooges, War, and Bobby Womack

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2009 Nominees

Nine acts are up for induction this year. Here's a run-down on what makes them contenders

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