Queen, Aerosmith, Clapton, Reed Up For Rock Hall

Queen, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Lovin' Spoonful, Black Sabbath, O'Jays, Steely Dan, Oasis...

Hard-rock bands Queen and Aerosmith, blues-rock

guitarist Eric Clapton and punk forebear Lou Reed are

among this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, according

to a source familiar with the nomination process. Also up the nominating

ballot: metal band Black Sabbath, soul singer Solomon

Burke, R&B bands Earth, Wind and Fire and the O'Jays,

doo-wop group the Moonglows, '60s pop-rockers the Lovin'

Spoonful, blues-rocker Bonnie Raitt, singer/songwriter

James Taylor, '70s studio rockers Steely Dan and late

1950s singer Ritchie Valens. Performers are eligible for the Hall

of Fame 25 years after their first album is released. More than 800

writers, artists, producers, broadcasters and music-industry executives

vote on the nominees.