The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has recently released its nominees for 2013, and ASCAP members Donna Summer, Heart, Randy Newman, Procol Harum, Paul Butterfield, NWA and Deep Purple have all been nominated. From Summer's disco grooves to Deep Purple's iconic rock riffs, these impactful nominees cover a wide array of musical genres. These legendary names are not the only new factors for the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame this year, there's also a new location and new rules.
This year the Hall of Fame is going to use the help of its fans and supporters. The inductees will be determined in mid-December, but until then fans can help make history by voting here until December 3rd, 2012. Though the ceremony has been held at the Waldorf Astoria several times, for the first time in nineteen years the Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on April 18th, 2013.
Check out some of our nominees below, and don't forget to vote!
DONNA SUMMER - "LOVE TO LOVE YOU"
HEART - "ALONE"
RANDY NEWMAN - "SHORT PEOPLE"
PROCOL HARUM - "A WHITER SHADE OF PALE"
PAUL BUTTERFIELD - "SLOWDOWN"
NWA - "EXPRESS YOURSELF"
DEEP PURPLE - "SMOKE ON THE WATER"