Public Enemy To Be Inducted Into the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The collective’s members Chuck D., Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, the S1Ws, (one-time DJ Terminator X) and DJ Lord lead the list, announced Tuesday (December 11), along with late disco diva Donna Summer, Canadian rockers Rush, sister-duo Heart, singer/songwriter Randy Newman and blues guitarist Albert King.
For the first time in Rock Hall history, fans were invited to vote for their favorite musicians, knocking out nominees such as Deep Purple, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and N.W.A.
Public Enemy will join a narrow group of hip-hop acts, including the Beastie Boys, Run-DMC and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
As non-performers, Lou Adler and Quincy Jones will also make their way into the Hall of Fame and will be acknowledged at the April 18, 2013, ceremony in Los Angeles.