Hurricane Sandy brought a huge wave of destruction to the East Coast of America over Monday and Tuesday with New York and Jersey ravaged by it’s force. Even Cleveland, Ohio’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unable to avoid an altercation with the natural disaster.
Winds of around 60 mph blew parts of the siding from the building, but reporters insisted that there was fortunately no damage to any of the historic artefacts that reside inside the museum.
Superficial damage was reported and that there were no flooding or structural issues. Staff from the museum had reported their concern over the rising water throughout their shifts on Monday as it is situated very close to Lake Erie.
It as opened an hour later than usual at 11 am, with Margaret Thresher, a member of staff, advising fans to check the hall of fames official twitter account for updates.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beastie Boys and Guns N’ Roses were inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year whilst Donna Summer, Deep Purple and Public Enemy are nominated for a place in 2013.
This will be decided by a vote and the winners will be announced and then inducted on April 18, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in LA. This is the first year when the general public have been allowed to vote alongside historians, music industry insiders and artists.
Other hopefuls for the slots had included Chic, Rush, Albert King, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvellettes, The Meters, NWA, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procul Harum and Randy Newman.