Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman among 2013 Rock Hall nominees
Rush, Public Enemy and Randy Newman are three of the 15 nominees for induction into the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with previous nominees Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the late Donna Summer.
The 28th annual induction ceremony will take place Apil 18 at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, and will be broadcast on HBO at a later date, according to a press release.
Ballots will go out to the Rock Hall's voting body of 600. For the first time ever, the public can also vote. From now through Dec. 5, fans can place their ballot via Rolling Stone's website for the five acts they'd like to see inducted. The top five nominees will then be placed on the "fan's ballot," which will serve as one of the 600 ballots that determines the 2013 inductees.
The five inductees will be announced in mid-December.
In order to be eligible for nomination, artists must have their first single or album at least 25 years prior. More information about the 15 potential inductees is available at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation's website.
"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," Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, stated in a press release. "This year we again proudly put forth a fantastic array of groups and artists that span the entire genre that is 'rock and roll.'"