Skip to comments.Rock Hall of Fame nominees include Rush, Public Enemy, Joan Jett, more
Posted on 10/04/2012 11:24:55 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 are in. This year's hopefuls are Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procul Harum, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Rush. The top vote-getters will be inducted on April 18 at the Nokia Theater L.A. live in Los Angeles.
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I kind of like Rush...but they really made asses out of themselves by dissing Mr. Limbaugh during the Fluke thing.
2112 is a classic album, dedicated to Ayn Rand.
You’ve got a good point, KISS is a bigger name band than any of the nominees this year.
I am disappointed Public Enemy and NWA are there and not Kiss or any of the great 60s pop rock groups or any prog groups like Jethro Tull or Moody Blues.
Rush - yes. Heart - maybe. The rest, negative.
It’s the POP hall of fame, not the Rock hall of fame.
Public Enemy is a rock n roll band now? Ummmmm, ok.
Yes, I agree about Rush dissing Rush. Canadians sticking their noses in our business is a particular bane to me. I have told my Canadian relatives, do you see Americans mocking Prime Minister Harper or telling you to vote for the Liberals or Progressive Conservatives? Canadians mind your own damned business.
DEEP PURPLE. I’m a sucker for church organ in rock music.
No Trotsky Icepick? Phooey!
Every year, I laugh at the “Rock Hall Of Fame” inductees. Ignoring proven, popular acts for artists and bands that make you think “Who?”. Every year, they induct the 60’s Blues/Jazz singer who no one’s heard of. Which is also annoying.
Rush has delivered monumentally to the history of RNR! Geddy basically said he's happy for the Fans this has finally happened!
It's ironic because Gene Simmonds basically gave Rush a platform.
I told Joan Jett that even though I loved rock and roll that she had a bad reputation and that I hated myself for loving her.
Definitely Heart and Joan Jett. Definitely not Randy Newman. He was a one hit wonder, and it was a stupid song.
Rush, definitely. Joan Jett, yes. Deep Purple; why so long. Paul Butterfield; much far too long. Donna Summer; yes. Public Enemy; most definitely yes.
Thanks for the post.
Writing songs about robots is the kiss of death with the critics.
KISS is great, but they made that song called S.E.X., which was the absolute worst parody of rock n roll about 25 years ago, but until Unmasked they absolutely shaped my childhood. Destroyer was a huge influence on me.
About time for RUSH and Deep Purple !
It’s about damn time Rush got nominated!
It gives me hope that perhaps one day Iron Maiden will get in...
“I have told my Canadian relatives, do you see Americans mocking Prime Minister Harper”
The 5% that can name the Prime Minister of Canada without Google rarely see fit to mock him.
Albert King, Donna Summer, Joan Jett.
I think I will add Heart to my list.
I have been beating the drum for Jetho Tull and Johnny Rivers for years now. NWA? Give me a break.
I had a professor at GA Southern who emphasized Deep Purple, because they could actually read music.
Thanks, this made me wonder who (what?) will be nominated this year to the Artichoke Hall of Fame, the site of which I once passed driving through Monterey County, California (in a hurry, I regrettably couldn’t stop to visit.)
Randy Newman ... one hit wonder, and it was a stupid song.
I’m guessing you’re talking about “Short People.” I didn’t even realize that was him until I looked it up just now. My first thoughts were “I Love LA” (as a Celtics fan, I don’t) and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” but that still doesn’t seem Hall-worthy. (Apparently he also wrote “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”)
Metallica was inducted in 2009.
About dang time for Rush...
Um, Metallica is already in Wenners wretched HOF.
I am happy for Rush but we fans dont need Wenners wretched HOF to legitimize the band.
KISS deserves induction for their contribution to merchandising and for big stage shows.
Albert King deserves a spot, legendary player.
Hopefully more metal like Maiden get in and more prog like Yes & Tull get the nod.
How about his tv brand new smash single (makes me want to smash it) “I want a white President”. Short People was a fun novelty song but hall of fame worthy? I dont think so.
Albert King: yes
Deep Purple: yes
Donna Summer: no (DS is rock and roll?)
Heart: tentative no
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: no
the Marvelettes: no
the Meters: no
N.W.A. : hell no
Paul Butterfield Blues Band: no
Procul Harum: yes
Public Enemy: no
Randy Newman: sadly, no
Rush: enthusiastic yes.
Rush won’t be inducted, Wenner hates them. Procol probably won’t, Wenner hates prog. Deep Purple’s probably out, Wenner hates metal. Joan Jett is a lesbian, she’s in, which is actually OK she’s made some awesome tunes. Somebody really needs to make a “Jann Wenner is a complete ass-hat” counter version to the rock hall.
What about “Yes?”
Poison Summer was a truly great album.
I'd agree with the 'definitely not,' but let's at least give him credit for writing "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)."
Yep! Phooey oughta be nominated!
Now at last I know know the meaning of something called ‘cognitive dissonance’.
We hate the R’n’RHoF, but at the same time we want our rock groups which the R’n’RHoF powers that be consider (and rightly so) mediocre and undeserving, we want these Journeys and Rushs, and Rosies and the Originals, Pat Benehars and Helen Reddys and Iron Butterflies IN IT!
Why hasn’t Pat Boone been inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame? He’s the king of rock and roll!
Actually, Randy Newman has written many, many hits for artists around the world, won two Grammys and several other awards, scored countless movies for Disney, Pixar and others, TV shows as well as his own recorded hits. I’m not a fan of him as a recording artist but he is a musical giant. Maybe google it to read up.
Was a 28 year Rush fan until they attacked Limbaugh, Neil attacked Christianity and Geddy said great things about meeting fatboy Michael Moore. Plus, their new record sucks. Neil once said Howard Roark of The Fountainhead was his inspiration, he sure acts like Peter Keating now.
Albert King deserved the nomination, so did the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, who had Michael Bloomfield as their guitarist. He was refered to as the American Eric Clapton, first US guitar hero of the 1960s
It’s the “We don’t like that rock and roll” Hall of Fame.
Last year Wanda Jackson got in as a 50s performer but not as a rock and roller, merely an “influence”.
That hall is a sham.
And so many lingering performers are denied entrance so douchebag MTV stars (who hate rock and roll) can get in.
Not everything is rock, nor should it be.
I like Albert King although I prefer Freddie King. Neither are rock and roll and Lightnin’ Hopkins had more influence on rock and roll & blues performers.
Not having Yes and Tull just shows what a joke the whole thing is.
“Not having Yes and Tull just shows what a joke the whole thing is.”
I grew up outside of Cleveland. We knew it was a joke before construction was even finished.
what's not to like ?
I couldn’t find a good shot of her in tight leather pants, but this shot is hard to beat, too.
I still listen to the first Rush album, when they were to high to care about politics.