CHARLA'S ALREADY GETTING READY TO PROTEST: Nominees for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class are out. Interesting group, with one mortal lock (U2), a few pleasant surprises (the O'Jays, Percy Sledge), the likely first "rap" artist to get in (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), the utterly inexplicable (Conway Twitty?), and "Short People Got No Reason To Live" poet Randy Newman. Truly shocking? The revelation that the Sex Pistols and Lynyrd Skynyrd didn't get in last year. I'm not a huge fan of the Pistols, but their influence is undeniable, and Skynyrd should probably get in just off the strength of "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird."