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It’s that time of year again. The 15 nominees for the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony have been announced, and there are a lot of surprising and exciting choices on the list.

Rush, Donna Summer, Public Enemy, Procol Harum, N.W.A, Randy Newman, the Meters, Kraftwerk, Albert King, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes, Heart, Chic, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Deep Purple round out the performers selected. This is the first time Rush, Deep Purple, the Marvelettes, Albert King and Procol Harum have earned nominations.

For the first time ever, fans will get to cast their own vote for the Hall of Fame inductees. Interested participants should go here and vote on the five artists they think deserve to get in to the Hall of Fame, and the top five musicians chosen will have one “fan ballot” cast in their name. Voting ends on Dec. 5.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on April 8 at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. There are a lot of big names on this list, so it’s hard to determine who will land in the final five. Our hope is that Rush gets in, if only so “I Love You, Man” stars Paul Rudd and Jason Segel can present the honor to them.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz