Donna Summer, Rush among Hall of Fame inductees
Late disco queen Donna Summer (pictured), Canadian rockers Rush, hip-hop group Public Enemy, late blues guitarist Albert King, rockers Heart and siner-songwriter Randy Newman will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Producers Lou Adler and Quincy Jones will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.
"It's a terrific honour and we'll show up smiling," Rush singer and bassist, Geddy Lee, said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "It made my mom happy, so that's worth it."
For the first time this year, fans were able to vote for inductees alongside artists and music insiders. The top five acts chosen by fans counted on a "fan's ballot" alongside the 600 other ballots cast.
Rush have been eligible for induction since 1998 but this year was the first time the group made the ballot. "It was a cause [the fans] championed," Lee added. "I'm very relieved for them and we share this honour with them, for sure."
Acts that were passed over this year include Deep Purple, Chic, Kraftwerk, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, N.W.A. and the Meters.The induction ceremony will take place on April 18, 2013. Read more about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2013 via the museum's website.
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