The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 nominees for induction, and several oldies artists have finally made the next-to-final cut. This is the fifth nomination for Donna Summer, the seventh for Chic, and the second for The Meters, Heart, Paul Butterfield, Joan Jett, Kraftwerk, and Randy Newman. Albert King is a first-time nominee, and so are the no doubt controversial hip-hop picks Public Enemy and NWA, but in a major victory for prog-rock, so are Rush, Deep Purple, and Procol Harum!
Here's the full list of nominees:
- Albert King
- Deep Purple
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
- The Meters
- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Procol Harum
- Public Enemy
- Randy Newman
- Donna Summer
Five of these acts will be picked for inclusion this December, with the induction ceremony held April 18, 2013 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Which of these artists should make it into the hall, and which shouldn't even be on this list? Let me know what you think here, or leave a comment below!