Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will reveal the official Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees next week.
He will announce the entrants on December 11 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, ahead of the final induction ceremony in April which will take place at the same venue, in LA for the first time since 1993 - possibly because of recent damage to the official venue by Hurricane Sandy.
Nominees for the 2013 Hall Of Fame include Deep Purple
, Public Enemy
, and Rush
who have famously been snubbed by the ceremony for years.
Speaking in 2010, Rush drummer Neil Peart said:
"It doesn't matter to me. I've got the respect and success we've had and the opportunity to do exactly what we wanted for 35 years. Do we need them to make us feel better? No – not at all."
Peart might be pleased to know that Rush were leading in the public vote, though it will only count as one voice among the 600-strong panel which decides who will make the hall of fame.
Flea himself was inducted to the hall in 2012 with RHCP, alongside Beastie Boys, Guns N' Roses and the Faces/Small Faces, among others.
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