Rush is (finally) joining 15 nominees for the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Donna Summer, Public Enemy, Procol Harum, N.W.A, Randy Newman, the Meters, Kraftwerk, Albert King, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes, Heart, Chic, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Deep Purple on the ballot. The names have been sent out to (Who the heck knows?+!) the group who votes for this thing, and the new class will be inducted at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on April 18, 2013.
For the first time ever, there will also be a fan ballot, which will allow those aforementioned Rush fans to shout about conspiracy theories in case their boys don’t make it in.
Both Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are showing up for the second time. (To be eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 25 years must have elapsed since an act’s first release.) Considering how seminal each of those groups are, it will be hard to make an argument against their inclusion.
Who would you vote in? Do you put stock in the hall of fame designation?
Joan Jett had to be nominated twice? Really?
Bonus points for anyone who can name a song from each one of the nominees! And go~ Come on! Really! Leave them in the comments! Please?
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