28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2013 Inductees Announced
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced their 2013 inductees for the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
At a press conference yesterday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist and 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Flea announced the list of performer inductees and Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients for induction.
According to the Hall of Fame website rockhall.com, recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award are non-performers who have made a major influence on the development of Rock and Roll. Those eligible for the award are songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, record executives, journalists and other industry professionals.
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 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2013 are:
Recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award:
1.) Lou Adler
2.) Quincy Jones- Not yet photographed.
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.
This induction was also the first time that rock and roll fans voted for who would be initiated. Fans were able to go to rockhall.com, hbo.com, CNN.com and rollingstone.com to have their voice heard on which artist they thought deserved to be inducted. This vote made up a single “Fans’ Ballot.”
The ceremony will take place Thursday, April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. This also marks the first time since 1993 that the induction ceremony was held at the West Coast region.
During Hurricane Sandy, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum located in Cleveland suffered damage from the storm. The high winds ripped off the underside of the building’s auditorium as well as some of the upper level siding.
The event will be open to the public and tickets will go on sale Jan. 25 on rockhall.com.
The induction ceremony will be broadcast on Saturday, May 18 on HBO.
All inductees are represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form; and through its library and archives, as well as its educational activities.