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Rush, Public Enemy, Donna Summer among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Might Chuck D and Flava Flav soon be members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

This year's ballot might be Hall's most diverse yet. Next year's potential inductees include Rush, Donna Summer, Public Enemy, Procol Harum, N.W.A., Randy Newman, the Meters, Kraftwerk, Albert King, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes, Heart, Chic, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Deep Purple.

But here's the rub: Don't all of these artists deserve to recognition? If next year's inductees fail to reflect the diversity — in genre and gender — captured in the ballot, does the Hall shoot itself in the foot?

Until then, fans will argue about who deserves to get in. Who would you like see inducted to the Hall? Vote in our poll below.

DisclaimerThis is a non-scientific user poll. Results are not statistically valid and cannot be assumed to reflect the views of Washington Post users as a group or the general population.

Chris Richards is The Washington Post's pop music critic. He has recently written about the genius of Young Thug, the endurance of go-go music, and the pleasure of listening to loud sounds in the dark.


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