Photos: 2013 Rock Hall nominees

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  • Rush: The Canadian prog-rockers executed ambitious concept albums and such radio-friendly hits as Tom Sawyer and New World Man. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Procol Harum: The quintet's soaring A Whiter Shade of Pale remains a staple on classic rock radio 45 years after its release. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Public Enemy: Chuck D's politically charged raps mixed stinging commentary with sonic brilliance. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: The Chicago band led '60s rock lovers to the wellspring of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Albert King: Disciples of Cream and Jimi Hendrix soon discovered the source of their mournful blues licks in the trove of King's Stax recordings. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • N.W.A.: Dr. Dre's ambitious, angry rap group electrified fans and attracted the FBI's attention with Straight Outta Compton. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Randy Newman: The pop satirist (Short People) has been writing and singing sentimental and politically pointed tunes for four decades. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Kraftwerk: The influential synth-rock outfit has shaped every electronica act of the past 40 years. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: The band's gritty mix of rock, punk and metal yielded timeless chart-topperI Love Rock 'n' Roll. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Heart: Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson crafted a savvy blend of rock crunch and creamy balladry on hits such as Barracuda and These Dreams. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Donna Summer: The Queen of Disco brought equal measures of church and sex to the dance floor. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Deep Purple: The British heavy-metal pioneers hijacked the charts with Smoke on the Water. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Chic: With dance floor classics like Le Freak and Good Times, Nile Rodgers and company gave disco a brilliant, soulful upgrade. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • The Meters: The iconic New Orleans funk ensemble recorded Cissy Strut, Look-Ka Py Py and many tunes with Dr. John. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • The Marvelettes: The quartet enjoyed a supreme moment in Motown history with No. 1 hit Please Mr. Postman in 1961. Photo courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
    
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the 2013 nominees for induction. Click through these pictures to see who is eligible for induction.

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