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Punk, Heavy Metal, Jazz Greats Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted its newest members at a star-studded ceremony in New York City.

The 2006 class of inductees includes heavy metal band Black Sabbath, punk rockers the Sex Pistols, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the late jazz legend Miles Davis.

Members of the new wave band Blondie also were inducted into the Hall of Fame, Monday.

The hall also gave a lifetime achievement award to trumpeter Herb Alpert and business partner Jerry Moss, the founders of A&M Records.

Musicians become eligible for Hall of Fame consideration 25 years after their first recording.

The Hall of Fame has a museum in Cleveland, Ohio to honor the history and personalities of rock music.