Public Enemy and N.W.A. Among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Honorees

The list of 2013 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continues to surprise.

According to Yahoo! News, among the first-time honorees will include Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy and N.W.A. They join returning rock star honorees Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Donna Summer and Kraftwerk. With a clear distinction in sound and a wide range of taste, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation’s President and CEO Joel Peresman says, “The definition of ‘rock and roll’ means different things to different people, but as broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of the music.”

“This year we again proudly put forth a fantastic array of groups and artists that span the entire genre that is ‘rock and roll,” he added.

600 artists are expected to be honored at next year’s ceremony in Los Angeles April 18. For more info, visit