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Above, from left: Randy Newman, Donna Summer, Geddy Lee of Rush, N.W.A., and Chuck D. and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy.
Randy Newman, Public Enemy, N.W.A, Donna Summer and, to the delight of progressive rock fans around the world, Rush are among the names on the final nominees list for 2013 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which for the first time will be announced at a ceremony to be held next year in Los Angeles. Joining them are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Albert King, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters and Procol Harum.
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