Canadian rock band Rush, along with Deep Purple, Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The full list of 15 nominees up for induction next year is an eclectic one, and includes returnees Heart, Randy Newman and Donna Summer.
A group of 600 artists, music historians and industry insiders will choose 2013′s inductees. The eventual inductees will be honoured April 18th in Los Angeles.