Looks like another perfect day. Randy Newman, Lou Adler, Quincy Jones, Rush, Public Enemy, Heart, Donna Summer and Albert King were announced by Flea on Tuesday as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2013.
· Albert King
· Randy Newman
· Public Enemy
· Donna Summer
Ahmet Ertegun Award (non performer)
· Lou Adler
· Quincy Jones
Randy Newman, lonely at the bottom of an online poll in October, rebounded to claim a well-deserved slot among the 2013 inductees. The caustic composer and singer/songwriter/pianist told Rolling Stone that he didn't expect to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while he was still alive.
"I really thought maybe I'd have to die first...I didn't think it would happen if it didn't happen, you know, a little earlier. But this is great. I'm really glad it happened when I was still around to see it."
The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Thursday, April 18, and air on HBO on May 18. The ceremony is open to the public and tickets go on sale Jan. 25. It's the first time since 1993 the event will be held on the West Coast, according to the official news release.
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by more than 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. 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. The 2013 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1987.
For the first time in its history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame offered fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process...The top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a “fans’ ballot” that was tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2013 inductees.
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