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The Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010

December 15, 2009 12:00 AM ET

The Stooges, Genesis and ABBA lead the list of artists that will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year at a March 15, 2010 ceremony held once again at New York City's Waldorf Astoria. The class of 2010 also includes the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff.

Read Rolling Stone's full story on the inductees here:
The Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Lead the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2010

Plus, check out our special Q&As and photos of the honored artists:
Q&A: The Stooges' Iggy Pop
Q&A: Genesis' Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks
Q&A: ABBA's Benny Andersson
Q&A: The Hollies' Graham Nash
Photos: Jimmy Cliff

Get all of Rolling Stone's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame coverage here.

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