Have you been frustrated in the past because your favorite band’s been continually overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Well now may be your chance to do something about it.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 2013 nominees for induction yesterday, also making it known that for the first time, the public would be allowed to have a say in the matter. In years past the decision as to who gets in and who doesn’t has been left solely in the hands of a special Hall of Fame committee. However this year the committee will be factoring in votes from the public to determine who gets in.
Interested members of the public have until December 5 to vote for bands from a list that includes Deep Purple, Randy Newman, Rush, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Marvelettes, Procol Harum, Chic, The Meters, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Heart.
Also on the list for potential inductees are German avant-electronic pioneers Kraftwerk and a pair of influential hip-hop acts: Public Enemy and N.W.A.
Disco diva Donna Summer, who sadly passed away earlier this year, also got the nod.
In order to be eligible for induction into the Rock Hall an artist needs to have recorded their first album at least 25 years ago.