The list of performer inductees and Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients for induction into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2013 were announced Dec. 11.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2013 are:
Performer inductees include Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer. Lou Adler and Quincy Jones received the Ahmet Ertegun (non performer) award.
The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be April 18 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. This marks the first time since 1993 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on the West Coast. The ceremony will again be open to the public, as it was in 2009 and 2012 in Cleveland.
Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said, "We are thrilled to announce this year's class of inductees, which again represents the broad, compelling and significant definition of rock and roll."
The induction ceremony will broadcast on HBO May 18 at 9 p.m.
Tickets to the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony go on sale to the public Jan. 25. For ticketing information, visit rockhall.com.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Members will have the opportunity to purchase advance sale tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductions. Memberships must be active as of Jan. 1, 2013. Some restrictions apply.
Visit rockhall.com or reference the Rock Hall Membership e-newsletter for details.
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by more than 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2013 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1987.
For the first time in its history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame offered fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. The public was able to visit rockhall.com, hbo.com, CNN.com and rollingstone.com to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a "fans' ballot" that was tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2013 inductees.