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    Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:21:38

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations for 2013 Announced - Deep Purple, Joan Jett, N.W.A. and Rush are among the nominees

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    The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 are as follows and this class of nominees includes two very important hip-hop bands. You guys can argue about their eligibility after you see the list of worthy nominees!

    The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    Deep Purple
    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    Albert King
    The Marvelettes
    The Meters
    Randy Newman
    Procol Harum
    Public Enemy
    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.'"

    So Peresman did address the diversity and the non-rock artists in the list.

    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 at a later date.

    Who would you vote for in this class?

    —Carly Costello

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