The rock legends set to be honoured on March 14 next year…

U2 are to be inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME at its 20th annual induction ceremony on March 14.

Other acts to be honoured at the ceremony at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be The Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge and The O’Jays.

Non-performers set for induction are Sire Records chairman Seymour Stein and Premier Talent Agency founder and president Frank Barsalona.

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominating committee is composed of historians, who then select nominees each year in the artist category. An international voting body of approximately 700 experts then review the ballots and inductees are represented in a permanent exhibit at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

Last year’s nominees included Prince, the late [a][/a], ZZ Top, Traffic, Bob Seger and Jackson Browne.

Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their debut album.