The 2013 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. Six acts will be inducted on April 18, along with lifetime achievement awards for record producers Lou Adler and Quincy Jones.
The acts being inducted:
- Albert King
- Donna Summer
- Public Enemy
- Randy Newman
Rush is obviously the least surprising here; although a first-time nominee, they had a lot of fan support for induction. Heart is another big act that’s unsurprising, though Ann Wilson seems to have been surprised they made it in. Donna Summer may be the most surprising induction. Also, it’s nice to see Albert King get some recognition for his influence.
Nominated acts which did not make the cut this year include Deep Purple, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.