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Public Enemy, Donna Summer Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees for 2013

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty Images)Cleveland, Ohio's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct a new crop of legends come April, with Public Enemy, Heart, Randy Newman, and Rush to be honored at the official ceremony. Posthumous honors will go to Donna Summer, who died in May, and blues guitarist Albert King, who passed away in 1992. Music producers Quincy Jones and Lou Adler will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.Rush's Geddy Lee sounded positively giddy at the news, telling Rolling Stone, "It made...Read Full Story

Donna Summer Husband: Bruce Sudano Picture

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Bruce Sudano is mourning the loss of his wife Donna Summer today. The Queen of Disco passed away at the age of 63 after a private battle with lung cancer, reports TMZ. Summer was reportedly in Florida when she passed away this morning. She was in the process of trying to finish up an album she'd been working on and was apparently trying to keep the extent of her illness quiet.Summer is survived by her husband of over 30 years, Bruce Sudano, and their two daughters. The singer also has a...Read Full Story

Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dies at 63

By Alicia Dennis on
Donna Summer, one of the most popular recording artists during the age of disco, has died, TMZ reports. The singer, 63, reportedly passed away in Florida after a lengthy battle with cancer.Summer became known as the "first lady of love" in the late '70s after her song "Love to Love You Baby" became a global smash hit. Uncomfortable with the attention, the singer suffered depression and anxiety and, following a major breakdown in 1979, became a born again Christian.The five-time Grammy winner...Read Full Story

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Nominees Announced: Beastie Boys, Guns 'N Rose, Joan Jett, & More

By Darrick Thomas on
The latest batch of potential inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame goes well beyond rock, but then again the Hall has never been one for “rock” purity. We can only assume they’ll eventually drop the pretense and call it the Music Hall of Fame. The list of 15 is all over the map, from The Cure to Beastie Boys to Red Hot Chili Peppers to Eric B & Rakim. The list will be narrowed down to five winners during the induction ceremony scheduled for April 14th, 2012, which gives you plenty of...Read Full Story