Rush Among Rock Hall Nominees

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New York, NY — It’s the news fans of the band “Rush” have been waiting to hear for years. They are finally nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Other nominees include:

  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Chic
  • Deep Purple
  • Heart
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  • Albert King
  • Kraftwerk
  • The Marvelettes
  • The Meters
  • Randy Newman
  • N.W.A
  • Procol Harum
  • Public Enemy
  • Rush
  • Donna Summer

“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,” said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a news 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’.”

According to the Rock Hall, to be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. That means the 2013 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1987.

All inductees are represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

Rolling Stone magazine is sponsoring the first ever “fan vote” for inductees. From now until December 5th, fans can vote on the magazine’s website for the nominees they’d like to see get inducted. The top five vote-getters will comprise a “fan’s ballot” that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class of 2013.

The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The show will be broadcast on HBO at a later date.