Why Rock? There isn't a long-running association between the band and the comic -- at least not one that anyone is aware of -- but, as Grantland points out, Rock did direct the Peppers' "Hump de Bump" video from Stadium Arcadium. Plus, Rock and RHCP frontman Anthony Kiedis have remained close enough friends that they've attended Los Angeles Lakers games together.
So perhaps the induction choice isn't quite as strange as it might first seem. And, hey, at least the Peppers have made their selection: The other rock band entering the Hall, Guns N' Roses, haven't yet announced who will be inducting them. It's just endless drama with those guys.
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