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Michiganders named to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A couple more Michigan musicians are headed into the history books.
On Wednesday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that its class of 2012 inductees includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, Laura Nyro and the Small Faces/Faces (including Rod Stewart).
The Chili Peppers, previous Rock Hall nominees, have two members with Michigan ties: Lead singer and cofounder Anthony Kiedis, who grew up in Grand Rapids before moving to Los Angeles just as he was beginning his teen years, and drummer Chad Smith. Smith, who was born in Minnesota and lived in Illinois as a youth, moved to Michigan as a teen and graduated from Bloomfield Lahser High School. He played in the local band Toby Redd before joining the Chili Peppers in 1988.
Earlier this year, Alice Cooper became the 18th Michigan act to gain entry to the hall. The Stooges were inducted in 2010.
The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, open to the public, is scheduled to take place in Cleveland on April 14. A telecast of the event will air on HBO in May.
Tickets ($50 and up) are scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 17. To purchase, call 877-212-8898 or go to www.rockhall.com.
Gupta medical pilot to TNT
Novi native Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, is teaming up with “Boston Legal” creator David E. Kelley for a new TV series.
TNT announced Wednesday it has ordered a pilot episode for “Chelsea General,” a potential new medical drama based off of Gupta’s upcoming novel, “Monday Mornings” (Grand Central Publishing, $24.99).
“Monday Mornings,” which is scheduled to be released March 6, follows the personal and professional lives of five surgeons. Kelley and Gupta are both set to executive produce.
Gupta, 42, just launched his new CNN show, “The Next List.” Airing at 2 p.m. Sundays, the weekly series led by the University of Michigan graduate features in-depth profiles on exceptional individuals.
No word yet on when “Chelsea General” is expected to debut.