Nominees for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013 have been announced. Rush, Deep Purple, Heart, Procol Harum, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Randy Newman are among the names being submitted to voters for next year's induction honors.
Also on the list are Donna Summer, Chic, Joan Jett, Albert King, Kraftwerk, The Meters, N.W.A. and Public Enemy.
Other than Heart, Joan Jett and Chic, this is the first time any of the artists has been nominated.
The ballots will now be sent out to members of the music industry with the results announced in early December. In order to be eligible for induction, an artist had to release their first record at least 25 years prior.
The 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on April 18th, 2013. Highlights will air on HBO at a later date.