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Public Enemy, Donna Summer Among 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The Rock Hall of Fame has announced 2013′s inductees; among them, Public Enemy and Donna Summer.

Donna Summer, hailed as the Queen of Disco, passed away this past May. She leaves behind an incredible legacy as a singer-songwriter that truly defined an era.

Widely hailed as the greatest and most influential rap group ever, Public Enemy is only the 4th Hip Hop act ever inducted into the Rock Hall.

Other inductees include legendary blues guitarist Albert King, songwriter Randy Newman, progressive rock band Rush, and 70′s hard rock band Heart.

From Rolling Stone:

The public was allowed to vote for the first time in the history of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Votes were taken online, and the result was a “fan’s ballot” that was counted along with roughly 600 other ballots.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on April 18th, 2013 at the Nokia Theater and broadcast on HBO May 18th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on January 25th.”

Read more at RollingStone.com

Congrats to this year’s inductees!