Run-D.M.C., Metallica Nominated For Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) - Run-D.M.C. could "Walk This Way" right into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The 1980s rap act is among nine nominees announced today for next year's induction class at the Hall in Cleveland.

The others are: Metallica; the Stooges; guitarist Jeff Beck; singer Wanda Jackson; Little Anthony and the Imperials; War; Bobby Womack; and disco and R&B group Chic.

Chic is the only nominee back from last year's ballot.

The five leading vote-getters will be announced in January and inducted next April in Cleveland.

The ceremony typically has been held in New York but is returning to Cleveland for the first time in more than a decade.

More than 500 musicians, industry professionals and journalists vote on the inductions.