Read Up on 2013 Hall of Fame Rock and Rollers
This year's lineup is an eclectic mix spanning generations and genres, comprised of rap pioneers Public Enemy, stalwart arena rockers Rush, classic rock sister act Heart, prolific singer-songwriter Randy Newman, Queen of Disco Donna Summer, Mississippi blues guitarist Albert King, legendary producers Lou Adler and Quincy Jones.
How did they get here? An artist must have a recording career spanning at least 25 years in order to be eligible, and the committee considers more subjective criteria, as well, including the "influence and significance of the artists' contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."
Learn more about the 2013 inductees and their rich histories.