Sunday, October 21, 2012

October Rock Block

By Holly Shanks of the Forum


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Nominees have been announced with a new twist.  For the first time, fans will be able to vote for the nominees and help choose the next inductees. According to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “The top five artist, as selected by the public, will comprise a ‘fans’ ballot’ that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2013 inductees. Those that are selected …will be announced later this year.” Voting started on October 4, and will run until December 5, 2012. For more information or to cast a ballot for your favorite artist, visit,,, or

Induction Nominees include:
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Donna Summer
Deep Purple
Albert King
The Marvelettes
The Meters
Randy Newman
Procol Harum
Public Enemy

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee and fan voting website:

Polls, surveys and top ten lists can be interesting, fun and spark some great debates among music fans. The Rolling Stone magazine and Gibson Guitars recently published top ten lists for the metal music follower. picks for the “Top 10 Metal Guitarist of All Time.”
1. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
2. Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield (Metallica)
3. Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
4. John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
5. Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Damageplan)
6. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
7. Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society)
8.    Adam Jones (Tool)
9. Dave Murray, Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
10. George Lynch (Dokken)

Gibson Guitars - Metal Guitarist List:

The Rolling Stone “Readers’ Poll: The Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time.”
1. “Master of Puppets” – Metallica
2. “Paranoid” – Black Sabbath
3. “Black Sabbath” – Black Sabbath
4. “The Number Of The Beast” – Iron Maiden
5. “…And Justice For All” - Metallica
6. “Reign In Blood” – Slayer
7. “Appetite For Destruction” – Guns N’ Roses
8. “Metallica” – Metallica (The Black Album)
9. “Led Zeppelin II” – Led Zeppelin
10. “Ride The Lightning” - Metallica

Rolling Stone Readers Poll: "The Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time."

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