Published Dec 11, 2012After Axl Rose kicked up a massive shit storm last year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has enjoyed a comparatively less controversial lead-up to its 2013 ceremony. Now, it has announced which acts will be joining its ranks next year.
The hall's class of 2013 will be led by Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman, the recently deceased Donna Summer, Heart, and Albert King. Additionally, non-performance lifetime achievement awards will be handed out to Lou Adler and Quincy Jones.
Among the nominated artists who failed to earn an induction are Kraftwerk, N.W.A., Deep Purple, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Meters, Chic, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Marvelettes, and Procol Harum.
While the inductees have already been announced, the ceremony won't actually take place for over four months. It's set for April 18 at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. The event will subsequently be broadcast on HBO. If it's anything like past years, it may feature some high-profile presenters.