The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 are in. This year's hopefuls are Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procol Harum, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Rush.The top vote-getters will be inducted on April 18th, 2013 at the Nokia Theater L.A. live in Los Angeles.
In a new twist, fans will have a say about who gets into the Rock Hall, by voting on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame website
, now through December 5th. The top five artists chosen by fans will count as a ballot and will be tabulated along with the other votes.
I really don't have any problems with the choices this time around, but the ones I'm most enthusiastic about are Albert King and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. I know Rush fans have been clamoring to get the Canadian band included in the Rock Hall, so I hope they get in.
Donna Summer has been a nominee for a long time, and will probably make it in this year. It's sad she didn't get the honor when she was alive to accept it.
And as usual..I have to complain about certain artists which have been snubbed. I'd like to see Stevie Ray Vaughan, Al Kooper, Gram Parsons, and yes, even the Monkees get their due in Cleveland.