Just like what songs should've been excised from a classic double or triple album, who belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is one of those things continually disputed, particularly by those who feel their favorites have been unduly slighted. However, these might fight themselves pleased once they peruse the list of nominees for 2013 induction. (Although Lord knows how much they'll gripe if their favorites don't get in.)
The artists nominated include the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Albert King, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., Randy Newman, Procol Harum, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer.
And where the hell is Yes? Unbelievable. (Sorry, couldn't let it pass...)
Oh, and instead of New York City or Cleveland--site of the RRHoF itself--the induction ceremony gala will take place in Los Angeles on April 18 of next year and will be broadcast on HBO at a later date.