Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Induction Nominees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Induction Nominees

October 4, 2012 Updated Oct 4, 2012 at 9:40 AM EST

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation on Thursday announced its list of nominees for 2013 induction.

According to a release posted on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website:

The nominees are:

·    The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
·    Chic
·    Deep Purple
·    Heart
·    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
·    Albert King
·    Kraftwerk
·    The Marvelettes
·    The Meters
·    Randy Newman
·    N.W.A
·    Procol Harum
·    Public Enemy
·    Rush
·    Donna Summer

“The definition of ‘rock and roll’ means different things to different people, but as broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of the music,” commented Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “This year we again proudly put forth a fantastic array of groups and artists that span the entire genre that is ‘rock and roll’.”

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2013 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1987.

Read the news release on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website HERE.

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