2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Rescheduled For November

The 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony is now set to take place at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on November 7. This news comes after the event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. As previously reported, this year’s inductees include: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex.

2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Postponed Due To Coronavirus

The 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled to take place at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on May 2 with Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex set to be inducted. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame president Joel Peresman commented:

“We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Our first concern is to the health and safety of our attendees and artists and we are complying to the direction of the local and state authorities and common sense. We look forward to rescheduling the ceremony and will make that announcement at the earliest convenience.”

Nine Inch Nails, The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, Etc. To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The inductees have been revealed for the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. They include: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex. Nominees that didn’t get in include: Judas Priest, Motörhead, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Kraftwerk, MC5, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, and Todd Rundgren. The ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on May 2 and it will air live on HBO.

Judas Priest, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Etc. Nominated For 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They include: Judas Priest, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Kraftwerk, MC5, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, and T. Rex. The fan vote is now open HERE. The ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on May 2.

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil told Billboard the following:

“I thought this is important, especially for the legacy of Soundgarden, and for Chris‘ legacy. It’s really important now to understand this from the perspective of the fans and to understand Soundgarden as both a current enterprise as well as a posthumous exercise.”

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford also talked to Billboard:

“It’s just another thrill, again, to be nominated, and so quickly because I know sometimes the nominations can get stretched out for quite a long period of time. So to get another one so quickly is wonderful and another great moment for the Priest and for our fans.”

Motörhead‘s Mikkey Dee also chatted with Billboard, despite the fact that him and Phil Campbell were left out of Mötorhead’s nomination:

“In my book, if anyone really deserves to be in that Hall of Fame, it’s Motörhead in so many ways because of the inspiration on thousands of bands.

Even the biggest of the biggest have been so influenced by Motörhead and Lemmy. It’s the real deal. If you talk to Ozzy, he thinks that Motörhead should have been in before Black Sabbath, even.”

He also added the following about him and Campbell getting snubbed:

“That is pure wrong, I would say, and I know Phil will be very disappointed, too. We’ve been carrying the flag for 25 years together, and actually brought Motörhead to what it was. We did 25 years out of the 40. The original band lasted just a few years (Clarke left in 1982, Taylor in 1984 and returned from 1987-92). They started it off, but as Lemmy said himself they wouldn’t have lasted another six months doing that lineup. I don’t think we would’ve been where we are today without the 25 years we spent touring.”

Mötley Crüe, Blink-182, & Iron Maiden Leading Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s “Voice Your Choice” Fan Vote

Mötley Crüe, Blink-182, and Iron Maiden are currently the top three artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s fan poll. Fans that visit the museum can cast their vote at the “Voice Your Choice” interactive section in the Hall Of Fame Gallery. So far, more than 80,000 votes having been cast. The poll is separate from the annual fan vote, which will launch when the official nominees for the 2020 ceremony are revealed on October 15.

[via Blabbermouth]

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor & Queen’s Brian May Among Those Set To Induct The 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Queen’s Brian May are among the artists chosen to induct the 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame class. Reznor will induct The Cure, while May will induct Def Leppard. Other presenters include: David Byrne, who will induct Radiohead, Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon and John Taylor, who will induct Roxy Music, The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs, who will induct The Zombies, Janelle Monaé, who will induct Janet Jackson, and Harry Styles, who will induct Stevie Nicks. The ceremony will be held on March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Etc. Among 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Def Leppard, The Cure, Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, and The Zombies will all be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame next year. The ceremony will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on March 29.