So by now you probably know the 2013 nominees for the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. In case you don't know, here's the list:
· The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
· Deep Purple
· Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
· Albert King
· The Marvelettes
· The Meters
· Randy Newman
· Procol Harum
· Public Enemy
· Donna Summer
New this year, the Rock Hall is allowing for a fan vote! This means you will have some say (it isn't clear how much weight the fan vote gets) in picking one of the new inductees. To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination... this means 1987.
I'm sure that the top vote getters from the BBG! crowd will be either Deep Purple or Rush, hence the post title. I'll let the cat out of the bag... and let you know I believe both bands deserve to get in. After all, five acts from the above list will get inducted. I also think Joan Jett and the Blackhearts deserve a nod, as does Donna Summer and Public Enemy.
Vote for your favorites now. Voting is open until Dec. 3.