First-time nominees Deep Purple, Rush, N.W.A., Public Enemy, Albert King, The Marvelettes and Procol Harum join previously nominated acts Chic, Heart, Donna Summer, Kraftwerk, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Meters.
Starting today through December 5, you can vote at several websites including Rockhall.com to help improve their favorite artists' chances of getting in. The top five acts selected by those votes will be part of a special "fans' ballot" that will be counted along with the international voting body of more than six hundred artists, music historians and music industry members.
The winners will be announced in December and the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be in Los Angeles, CA at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Saturday, April 18, 2013.
To be eligible for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination, artists have to have released their work at least 25 years prior to appearing on the hall of fame ballot. So, this year's hopefuls released their first single in 1987 or earlier.
Comment below on who you think should get in, and why.