John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen also chosen for honour

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Madonna is to be inducted into the US Rock And Roll Hall of Fame at the annual ceremony next March.

Other artists chosen to be honoured for the 2008 induction are Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp and The Dave Clark Five and Don Wilson and Bob Bogle’s surf music band from the late 50s The Ventures.

Artists have to have been recording for the past 25 years to be elligible for induction in the hall.

Beastie Boys and Donna Summer were amongst the shortlist, but were not chosen this time.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on March 10 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel.

The 2007 ceremony saw R.E.M., Patti Smith, Van Halen, The Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash inducted.

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