Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees for 2013…

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for the Class of 2013, and, boy, is it one seriously eclectic bunch of musicians.

And this year for the first time, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is offering fans the opportunity to be part of the voting process. Through December 3, the public can vote online for the five nominees they believe to be most deserving of induction into the HoF. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot, which will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2013 inductees.

Here are the nominees:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Deep Purple
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Albert King
The Marvelettes
The Meters
Randy Newman
Procol Harum
Public Enemy
Donna Summer

Go here to cast your official vote.

It marks the sixth year that Donna Summer has been nominated, and we’re betting the farm that this year, she’s gets in.

Inductions for this year’s winners will be held in Los Angeles on April 18.

Who gets your votes?

  1. steve ward says

    Procol Harum!!! Its about time!!
    My first concert in ‘
    74 at the Felt Forum in NYC. Grand Hotel tour, simply amazing. Funny thing is I remember how harsh the audience was to the acoustic warm-up act, just found out it was Leo Kottke

  2. PK Miller says

    I’m embarrassed to admit I’m familiar w/only 3-4 of these folks and their respective ouevres. I too, sincerely hope Donna Summers is elected this year. Some co ntinued omissions are as unforgiveable as they are inexplicable.

  3. garjen says

    Here are the top 50 Deserving, Eligible but Overlooked Artists for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – according to rock fan votes


    1) Rush

    2) Chicago

    3) Deep Purple

    4) Yes

    5) Doobie Brothers

    6) Moody Blues

    7) Dire Straits

    8) Jethro Tull

    9) Electric Light Orchestra

    10) The Cars

    11) Heart

    12) Pete Townshend (solo)

    13) Steve Miller

    14) Squeeze

    15) Journey

    16) Styx

    17) Carole King

    18) Stevie Ray Vaughan

    19) The Guess Who

    20) Hall & Oates

    21) T. Rex

    22) Badfinger

    23) Kiss

    24) The Monkees

    25) Supertramp

    26) Foreigner

    27) Jim Croce

    28) Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    29) Peter Gabriel (solo)

    30) Boston

    31) Cat Stevens

    32) Three Dog Night

    33) The Zombies

    34) Gordon Lightfoot

    35) Bad Company

    36) Todd Rundgren

    37) Steppenwolf

    38) Scorpions

    39) Grand Funk Railroad

    40) INXS

    41) Def Leppard

    42) Cheap Trick

    43) The Replacements

    44) Thin Lizzy

    45) Los Lobos

    46) The Grass Roots

    47) Steve Winwood (solo)

    48) The Jam

    49) Linda Ronstadt

    50) The Cure

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