Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By Daniel S Levine,

This afternoon, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 2013 inductees. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea helped make the announcement at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

The inductees for the performer category include influential blues guitarist Albert King, singer-songwriter Randy Newman, hip hop group Public Enemy, rock group Rush, Heart and Disco queen Donna Summer.

Summer’s induction caps off an emotional year for her family, coming just months after the “Hot Stuff” singer’s death at the age of 63 in May.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will have to wait another year, as will The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, N.W.A. and Procol Harum, who made it to this year’s shortlist.

The Ahmet Ertegun non-performer award went to legendary producers Quincy Jones and Lou Adler.

“We are thrilled to announce this year’s class of inductees, which again represents the broad, compelling and significant definition of rock and roll,” Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre L.A.LIVE in Los Angeles. It’s the first time the ceremony will be held on the West Coast since 1993. Fans will be able to attend the ceremony with tickets going on sale on Jan. 25.

HBO will air the ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m.



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