The Cure
Beastie Boys
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Joan Jett
Guns N Roses
Eric B & Rakim
Freddie King
Donna Summer
Small Faces
The Spinners
Rufus & Chaka Kahn
Laura Nyro

A bizarre list as usual. I'm not sure it's really worth discussing, but I did find the inclusion of The Cure somewhat heartening. They usually don't nominate outside the mainstream unless it's some kind of early blues artist, or clearly someone's pet project (like the continued inclusion of Laura Nyro).

BTW...I've seen 4 artists on this list, see if you can guess the one I didn't see willingly.