The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 have been announced. And, depending on your definition of Rock & Roll, the list includes some surprising nominees, including, Randy Newman, Donna Summer, N.W.A. and Kraftwerk.
All the nominees have earned their places in music history – but calling Kraftwerk and many of the other nominees, ‘rock and roll’ artists seems like it’s blurring the definition to the point that it’s meaningless.
“The definition of ‘rock and roll’ means different things to different people, ” says Joel Peresman, President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “But as broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of the music.”
Check out the full list of nominees below – and let us know if you think Kraftwerk belongs in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame!
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2013 Nominees:
- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Deep Purple
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
- Albert King
- The Marvelettes
- The Meters
- Randy Newman
- Procol Harum
- Public Enemy
- Donna Summer
You can vote for nominees at the Hall Of Fame site.