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One Song From Each Of This Year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees
October 16, 2013
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Earlier today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame put out the list of nominees for induction next year. For the first time ever, grunge pioneers Nirvana made the cut, their first single "Love Buzz" having turned the required 25 years old this year. Other notable names on the list include Chic, whose guitarist Nile Rodgers was all over Daft Punk's summer hit "Get Lucky," Peter Gabriel as a solo musician (Genesis was inducted in 2010), N.W.A. (Ice Cube was a guest in 2011), and Linda Ronstadt, whose autobiography came out last month. There were also a few acts you might not realize you know, like electric guitar pioneer Link Wray and the seminal New Orleans funk band The Meters. The inductees will be voted in by a panel of over 600 people, including all past inductees, other musicians, historians, critics and industry members, in the coming weeks. Until then, here's one song from each nominee:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band — "Driftin' Blues"

Chic — "Everybody Dance"

Deep Purple — "Smoke On The Water"

Peter Gabriel — "Sledgehammer"

Hall and Oates — "Out of Touch"

KISS — "Shout It Out Loud"

LL Cool J — "Hey Lover feat. Boyz II Men"

The Meters — "Look-Ka Py Py"

Nirvana — "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle"

N.W.A. — "Appetite For Destruction"

The Replacements — "Color Me Impressed"

Linda Ronstadt — "I Can't Let Go"

Cat Stevens a.k.a. Yusuf Islam— "Tea for the Tillerman"

Link Wray — "Rumble"

Yes — "Wonderous Stories"

The Zombies — "Time of the Season"


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