BIG CONGRATULATIONS are in order to our own Hank Shocklee creator of PUBLIC ENEMY and the BOMB SQUAD and producer of 5 seminal PE albums: ‘Yo! Bum Rush the Show’, ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’, ‘Fear of a Black Planet’, ‘Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black’ and ‘Greatest Misses’, who can now add the title of HALL OF FAMER to his growing list of achievements!
PUBLIC ENEMY has been inducted into 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The inductees were announced at a press conference earlier today and also include: Rush, Donna Summer, Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King. Quincy Jones and Lou Adler will also be recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun non performer award.
Not only is the induction great news but once again, PE makes history by being the first group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the very first year eligible!
The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 18, 2013. This marks the first time since 1993 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on the West Coast. The ceremony will again be open to the public, as it was in 2009 and 2012 in Cleveland.
Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said, “We are thrilled to announce this year’s class of inductees, which again represents the broad, compelling and significant definition of rock and roll.”
The induction ceremony will broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9pm ET/PT. Said Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, “We are excited to team up once again with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for what is sure to be an incredible evening of one-of-a-kind performances.”
Tickets to the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony go on sale to the public on Friday, January 25th. For more ticketing information, visit rockhall.com.
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by more than 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. 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. The 2013 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1987.
All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sending a big SALUTE and THANK YOU to everyone who voted!
It takes a nation of billions to hold us back.
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