John Mellencamp, jazz legend Miles Davis and punk icons Blondie, the Sex Pistols, The Stooges and the PATTI SMITH GROUP are among the acts under consideration for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.

The artists are joined by rap pioneers GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE, Cat Stevens, Black Sabbath, Chic and Lynyrd Skynyrd on the shortlist for the 21st class induction.

Inductees are selected by a panel of musicians, music industry professionals and journalists.