5 Oct 2012

Hall of Fame nominees announced

2:45 pm on 5 October 2012

American hip hop groups Public Enemy and N.W.A, the late Donna Summer and a host of rock bands, including Deep Purple, Rush and Heart, are among the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced on Thursday.

Other hopefuls on the list were Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Albert King, The Marvelettes, The Meters, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procol Harum, Chic and influential German electronic music group Kraftwerk.

For the first time, the public will get to vote for the bands that go on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony on 18 April to be held in Los Angeles, Reuters reports.

Voters will have until 5 December to vote online.