Classic Rockers, Disco and Hip Hop Artists Part Of 15 Nominees for Class Of 2013
Rock and Roll is all about the variety of the artists and music, and that’s certainly what the list of the nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame provides for the class of 2013.
From the disco of Donna Summer to the early 70’s hard rock of Deep Purple, the hip-hop of Public Enemy and even the social songwriting of Randy Newman, a list of 15 artists are part of the 2013 Nominees.
“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’.”
The 2013 Nominees are:
• The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
• Deep Purple
• Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
• Albert King
• The Marvelettes
• The Meters
• Randy Newman
• Procol Harum
• Public Enemy
• Donna Summer
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.
Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 600 artists, historians and members of the music industry.
All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the nonprofit organization that exists to educate its audiences on the global impact of the rock and roll art form via the museum, as well as its education programs and library and archives.
The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The show will be broadcast on HBO, not live, but at a later date TBD.