Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Unveils Nominees for 2013 -- List Includes Blues Giant, a Couple of Hard Rock Staples, Motown, Rap, Girl Rock and a Disco Queen Rolling Stone
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed the list of nominees for induction in 2013, Rolling Stone reports. These are the candidates -- not the final list of artists who will be inducted.
The list includes hard rock staples Deep Purple and Rush, disco queen Donna Summer, girl rockers Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Motown act the Marvelettes, rappers N.W.A. and Public Enemy, bluesman Albert King and blues-rockers the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Also on the list: Chic, Kraftwerk, the Meters, Procol Harum and Randy Newman.
The ceremony, which usually takes place in New York, moves to Los Angeles for the first time since 1993. The induction is set for April 18, 2013, at the Nokia Theater.
“For the first time, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body,” the story reports. “From now until December 5th, fans can vote on RollingStone.com for the nominees they'd like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a ‘fan's ballot’ that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class of 2013. The results will be announced in mid-December.”
Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said: "The definition of 'rock & roll' means different things to different people, but as broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of the music. This year we again proudly put forth a fantastic array of groups and artists that span the entire genre that is 'rock & roll.'"