The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2020 was announced on Wednesday and includes Whitney Houston and Depeche Mode.
The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T.Rex
will also be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a
ceremony on May 2 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.
Jon Landau and Irving Azoff will be honored with the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on HBO. Performances and special guests for the event will be announced at a later date.
Tickets go on sale for Rock Hall members on Feb. 25 and then for the general public on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. local time.
The class of 2020 was chosen out of a group of nominees that also
included Dave Matthews Band, Judas Priest, Pat Benatar, Motorhead,
Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, Kraftwerk, MC5, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and
More than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists and music industry
professionals voted on who they thought should be inducted. A fan vote
was also used and was counted along with the other ballots.
Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. The Doobie Brothers and T. Rex are first
time nominees. Artists needed to have their first single or album
released no later than 1994 to become eligible for the Hall of Fame.
Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy
Music and the Zombies were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.
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