Rock and Roll HOF 2013 inductees

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    Rock and Roll HOF 2013 inductees

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    Randy Newman and Public Enemy are among an eclectic mix of 2013 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the museum announced today at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, announced the six inductees chosen from 15 nominees this year.

    The class of 2013 is a diverse bunch despite its size. They are blues guitarist Albert King, disco royalty Donna Summer, rockers Heart and early hip-hop artists Public Enemy, singer-songwriter Newman, and progressive rock band Rush.

    Dubbed the “Queen of Disco,” Donna Summer became a superstar in the 1970s with disco megahits “Love to Love You Baby” and “Last Dance.” Summer continued to release music until 2010. She died in May 2012, just months shy of her being nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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    Blues guitarist Albert King, the “Velvet Bulldozer,” was an imposing man at 6-foot-4 and about 250 pounds with a powerful voice. Left-handed King was known for his upside-down guitar playing and unorthodox tuning methods. Along with B.B. King and Freddie King, Albert King was known as one of the “Three Kings of Blues Guitar.”

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    Heart, led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, burst onto the rock scene with the hits “Crazy on You” and “Magic Man” and has continued to release music since the initial success in the 1970s. Heart’s last album, “Red Velvet Car,” was released in 2010 and the group has tour dates planned across North America through 2013.

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    Public Enemy hit the hip hop scene in the late 1980s with anti-establishment anthems like 1989′s “Fight the Power.” Now, frontman Chuck D can be found on the college speaking circuit and sidekick Flavor Flav is a certified reality-TV star who faced legal trouble this year. This year also saw the release of two Public Enemy albums, July’s “Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp” and November’s “The Evil Empire of Everything.”

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    If you don’t recognize the name of pop songster and composer Randy Newman, you might know the music he created for such films as “The Natural,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and “Meet the Parents,” as well as Pixar hits like “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” among others. In 2012, Newman released the song “I’m Dreaming,” which takes a satirical look at the racial subtext in today’s presidential politics.

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    They started as a bar band in Toronto and hit it big in 1981 with the song “Tom Sawyer” and in 2012 Rush continued to make music, releasing the album  ”Clockwork Angels.” In September, the group began the first leg of the “Clockwork Angels” tour, which is set to continue until spring of 2013.

    The official induction ceremony will take place April 28, 2013.

     
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    Good for Rush...

     
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    Still no Deep Purple. I love Heart - but it is ridiculous to keep DP out.

     

     
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    Ditto on Rush.

    Public Enemy.  Old Skoolin' it.

     

    Can someone fill me in on Randy Newman, please??  I've never really seen the appeal aside from kiddie movie themes, and he's about as un-rock n' roll as there is in this group.  Seems like John Denver could have kicked his azz....

     

     

     

     
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    Best use of a Randy Newman song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7igsvOqOYXA

     
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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

    Ditto on Rush.

    Public Enemy.  Old Skoolin' it.

     

    Can someone fill me in on Randy Newman, please??  I've never really seen the appeal aside from kiddie movie themes, and he's about as un-rock n' roll as there is in this group.  Seems like John Denver could have kicked his azz....

     



    I think Newman is a very fine songwriter.  I love the Little Criminals album and I know some of his earlier albums are very highly regarded.  But he's not really rock n roll, I agree with you there.

     
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    Deep Purple kept out again.  At least they got nominated this time.  Maybe next year.

     
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    The major complaints I see are not so much about the talent of the nominees, but that most of the performers are not RnR performers.

    Either re-name the Hall to the "MUSIC" Hall of Fame or the Hall induction process will continue to be a farce.  

    Even in awards such as the (meaningless as they are re: talent) Grammy Awards, they have categories for all types of music.   

    Again, the museum and library are fine.   The induction thing is a (bad) joke.  

    PS I thought Donna Summer got in last year, so I'm asleep at the switch myself.  :)

     
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    Ditto on Rush.

    Public Enemy.  Old Skoolin' it.

     

    Can someone fill me in on Randy Newman, please??  I've never really seen the appeal aside from kiddie movie themes, and he's about as un-rock n' roll as there is in this group.  Seems like John Denver could have kicked his azz....

     

    I agree. 

    Very happy Heart got in and Rush got in, but it will probably be 20 years before another prog rock band gets in and that isn't good. I agree with Yoga, the museum is excellent, and the knucklheads over at Rolling Stone should not distract from that fact.

     

     




     

     
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    Why not Randy Newman? The Mamas and the Papas are in the hall.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPmjTG8NLuw

     
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    Why not Randy Newman? The Mamas and the Papas are in the hall.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPmjTG8NLuw



    I cant speak for the others, but I don't care for his music. I have no problem with his intro into the Hall, he is a good songwriter. I  just don't see his music as being pure rock, as I would the mama's and papa's.

     

     
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    Why not Randy Newman? The Mamas and the Papas are in the hall.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPmjTG8NLuw



    I cant speak for the others, but I don't care for his music. I have no problem with his intro into the Hall, he is a good songwriter. I  just don't see his music as being pure rock, as I would the mama's and papa's.

     




    I don't get how the Mamas and Papas are pure rock. Why? How does one recognize pure rock?

     
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    Why not Randy Newman? The Mamas and the Papas are in the hall.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPmjTG8NLuw



    I cant speak for the others, but I don't care for his music. I have no problem with his intro into the Hall, he is a good songwriter. I  just don't see his music as being pure rock, as I would the mama's and papa's.

     




    I don't get how the Mamas and Papas are pure rock. Why? How does one recognize pure rock?



    Perhaps your right, not really sure what pure rock is either. Maybe a hook, or a groove, or a melody that gives it a special something. The Mama's and the Papa's had that. They were special. I dont view Randy Newman in that way. Just my opinion though.

     
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    Well it's really the 'popular music' HOF isn't it?  I think Randy Newman is closer to rock and roll than Donna Summer is. 

     
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    Well it's really the 'popular music' HOF isn't it?  I think Randy Newman is closer to rock and roll than Donna Summer is. 




    Edit. I think I missintrepeted your post, so I will say Donna Summer also had that special gift. The groove, Hook, the voice, that made her stand out.  She was as popular in "popular music," as one can be, and still is after her death. Randy Newman, not so much imo. Listen, he is a  really good songwriter, and is in that hall of fame, and probably belongs in the Rock Hall as well. 

     

     
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    Well it's really the 'popular music' HOF isn't it?  I think Randy Newman is closer to rock and roll than Donna Summer is. 



    OK, so I can see Randy Newman for his songwriting...

    ...and Donna Summer for her voice and style...

    ...and Public Enemy for their lyrical skill and social conscience (and collaborations with metal groups like Anthrax)

    ...and all for their influence on future artists despite my opinions. 

     

    So, yes, it really is a "Rock/Pop" HOF...just like the section at the record stores (what's left of them).

    I just never really got Randy Newman's supposed "brilliance" is all....

     

     
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