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Vote for the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The top five artists chosen by you will comprise a fan's ballot

October 4, 2012 12:15 AM ET

The nominees for the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in, and, for the first time, fans get to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 3rd, you can vote right here for the nominees you'd like to see inducted. Pick up to five acts – the top five vote-getters will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class of 2013. The results will be announced in mid-December.

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Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

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