Jeff Beck, Run DMC and War also up for annual US honour

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The Stooges, Metallica and Jeff Beck are among the nine nominees for induction into the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, taking place next April.

Run DMC, War, Bobby Womack, Chic, Wanda Jackson and Little Anthony and the Imperials have also been nominated.

Five of the nine nominations will be chosen in January after 500 music industry members are balloted.

Artists become eligible for induction into the world famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first recording.

This year’s inductees were Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five, Gamble & Huff, Little Walter, Madonna, John Mellencamp and The Ventures.

The Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been honouring artists since 1986.

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