Donna Summer, Public Enemy Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Quincy Jones also gets in.
She wasn't around to smell the roses, but late disco diva Donna Summers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seven months after she died in May.
She is joined by rap group Public Enemy and Quincy Jones, who like many others, is surprised it took so long to be recognized.
"Well, it's about time, man," Jones said in an interview from his home in Los Angeles. "But I promise you I'm not sitting around worrying about it.”
The inductees were chosen by some 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, which includes past inductees, and for the first time this year fans were also allowed to vote.
Candidates must have released their debut album or single at least 25 years before 2012 to be eligible. The official ceremony is in April 2013.
NWA was nominated but did not get inducted.