Thursday, October 4, 2012
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: DEEP PURPLE, RUSH & HEART Are Finally Nominated - Full List Of Nominees Available!
DEEP PURPLE, RUSH and HEART are among 15 finalists for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2013.
For the first time, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 5, fans can vote on RollingStone.com for the nominees they'd like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class Of 2013. The results will be announced in mid-December.
The April 18, 2013 event is set for Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, marking the first time the ceremony will be held in the city since 1993. HBO will tape the show for broadcast at a later date.
"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," 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 and roll.'"
Here is what RUSH said about this well deserved recognition: "We are honored to be among the nominees for this year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. We are especially thrilled for the many, many dedicated fans to whom this nomination is so very important."
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 And 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
Important note: Only five of the artists will make the final cut and be inducted into the Hall.
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame