Rush and Deep Purple are among the first-time nominees considered for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2013.
Late Wednesday, the Cleveland-based Hall announced a list of 15 artists (from which 5 will be chosen) which represented a variety of musical genres.
"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," stated 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 & roll.'"
Artists are considered for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.
Nominees for the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
• Albert King
• Deep Purple
• Donna Summer
• Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
• The Marvelettes
• The Meters
• Paul Butterfield Blues Band
• Procol Harum
• Public Enemy
• Randy Newman
The April 18, 2013 event is set for L.A.’s Nokia Theater, marking the first time the ceremony will be held in Los Angeles since 1993.
A group of 600 artists, music historians and members of the industry will choose 2013's inductees; the results will be announced in mid-December.
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