Madonna, Leonard Cohen to enter Hall of Fame

Madonna, Leonard Cohen to enter Hall of Fame
Madonna has made the cut to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame next year, along with Mid-west troubadour John Mellencamp, instrumental-surf band The Ventures, British Invasion punters Dave Clark Five and Canadian poet-laureate Leonard Cohen.

The Material Girl got in on her first nomination -- eligibility into the Hall is based on 25 years since an artist's first major release -- as her debut single "Everybody" was released in 1982.

The Beastie Boys and Afrika Bambaataa were among those on the ballot but not selected for entrance into the class of 2008.

The induction ceremony, a sure cure for insomnia, will be held on March 10 in New York at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.