Flea to Unveil Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013 on Dec. 11

Flea, left, onstage with Red Hot Chili Peppers in Los Angeles
Flea, left, onstage with Red Hot Chili Peppers in Los Angeles
 Chris Godley

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will unveil the 2013 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Dec. 11 in Los Angeles.

Flea co-founded the L.A.-based Chili Peppers, who were inducted into the Rock Hall this year as performers along with Beastie Boys, Guns N' Roses, Laura Nyro, Donovan and The Faces/Small Faces. 

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The 15 acts nominated in October for induction next year are The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Albert King, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, The Meters, Randy Newman, N.W.A, Procol Harum, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer.

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To be eligible for nomination, acts must have released their first single or album no later than 1987. A group of 600 artists, music historians and industry members chose the 2013 inductees.

Among the performers who will be eligible for the first time in 2014 are Nirvana, Traveling Wilburys, Soundgarden, Morrissey, Melissa Etheridge, Phish and The Offspring.

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The 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held April 18 at the Nokia Theatre and air later on HBO.

Who do you think should or will make the cut for the Rock Hall? Post your rankings, reasons or rants in the comments below.

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