Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Meet the 2013 NomineesRush, Kraftwerk, Public Enemy and more could be inducted next spring
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All of electronic music springs from the well of Kraftwerk, the hugely influential crew from Dusseldorf, Germany. Albums including 1974's Autobahn and 1977's Trans-Europe Express helped inspire countless musicians to use synthesizers in revolutionary new ways. Kraftwerk also played a crucial role in the rise of hip-hop, providing the sample featured prominently in Afrika Bambaataa's 1982 hit "Planet Rock."
Previous nominations: 1
Signature songs: "Autobahn," "Trans-Europe Express," "Computer Love"
From the RS Archives: Germany's Kraftwerk: Metal of the Road (1975)