FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK (WE SALUTE YOU)

And they're joined by three British acts...

AC/DC, Elvis Costello, Police and [a][/a] have been nominated to join the ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2003.

The ceremony to induct them takes place in New York on March 10 next year, with all the inductees being invited to perform.

In a statement, Hall of Fame director Suzan Evans said: “These inductees represent many influential genres of rock, including 60s soul, heavy metal and 1970s English punk.”

Also being inducted will be 60s stars The Righteous Brothers.

Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first single. Among those who were on the shortlist who failed to be voted into the Hall this year are Abba, Steve Winwood and Chic.