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Reading the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Nominees

December 2, 2012 | Winona | Comments (0)

The nominees have been announced for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2013. This year, for the first time, the public is being invited to cast a vote alongside the music industry insiders who make up the members of the Nominating and Voting Committees. 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Holly George-Warren

This is big news for music fans, because critics of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have argued that the selection and induction process is controlled by music industry bigwigs whose choices reflect personal bias and, in one controversial instance, outright fixing.

Of course, critics have also argued that this year's online fan poll is mostly a symbolic gesture, because the top five acts from the public vote will go on to comprise a "fans' ballot" that will count as just one of the more than 600 ballots that will determine the 2013 inductees.     

Still, if, you know, it's only rock and roll but you like it, then now's the time to pick the five acts you'd like to see inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Polls close on Monday, December 3, 2012. To cast your vote, click here.

Interested in knowing more about the lives and music of the 2013 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Check out this selection of books by or about some of this year's nominees:


   Le Freak by Nile Rodgers   Child in Time by Ian Gillan   Kicking and Dreaming by Ann and Nancy Wilson   Joan Jett by Todd Oldham

   Kraftwerk Music Non-Stop   The Original Marvelettes   The Brothers by the Neville Brothers   Randy Newman's American Dreams by Kevin Courrier     

   Dr. Dre by Ronin Ro    Don't Rhyme for the Sake of Riddlin by Russell Myrie   Rush and Philosphy by Jim Berti and Durrell Bowman   Ordinary Girl by Donna Summer  




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