Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the six artists being inducted in 2013. Rush, Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King, Public Enemy and Donna Summer will be inducted in ceremonies held April 18th at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Legendary producer Quincy Jones and producer-label head Lou Adler will be inducted as winners of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. The ceremony will be shown on HBO later in the spring.
The acts that did not get voted in this time around are The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, The Meters, N.W.A. and Procol Harum.
Rush have issued a statement on their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The trio says, "We are honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The three of us are especially appreciative of our loyal fans, whose support and dedication has gone a long way to making this possible. P.S. And special thanks to our moms for voting 6000 times!"
The trio easily won the fan vote, which counted as one of the 600 ballots cast this year.