The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 lineup and it’s a genre-spanning array of talented musicians.
NBC News reports that Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Randy Newman and Albert King will be inducted into the Rock Hall next year. In addition to the Hall inductions, music legend Quincy Jones and veteran record producer Lou Adler will each receive the honor of the Ahmet Ertegun Award, named for the co-founder of Atlantic Records.
Rush fans in particular have cause to celebrate. According to the LA Times, fans of the band have long lamented the group’s absence in the Rock Hall. For several years the snub has garnered more complaints from unhappy Rush supporters than the Hall receives for any other musical act that gets left off the list.
The jilted fan torch will now pass onto the followers of musical acts that didn’t make the cut this time.
From The Washington Post:
“The artists on the ballot who were snubbed include Procol Harum, N.W.A., the Meters, Kraftwerk, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes, Chic, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Deep Purple.”
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are slated to take place on April 18 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony is being filmed for an HBO special scheduled to run May 18, so you’ll be able to catch all the action from the comfort of your home.
Do you think Rush deserves to be a 2013 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Who would you like to see on the list for 2014?