Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the East Coast, but the storm’s effects also extended into the Midwest, and Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was impacted by the hurricane.
According to ABC NewsChannel5 in Cleveland, the storm’s strong winds ripped some siding off the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame building, and heavy flood waters from Lake Erie almost topped one of the building’s main walls. Thankfully, none of the Rock Hall’s memorabilia was damaged. A spokeswoman told ABC News there was zero flooding inside the building, adding that harm to the building was “superficial, not structural.”
In other Rock Hall news, in December, fans will be allowed to vote for the 2013 class of inductees. This is the first time fans have been given the chance to vote, and their ballots will count alongside the usual industry veterans’ votes. This year’s nominees include Rush, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Deep Purple and Public Enemy, among others.