The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 inductees have been introduced. JAY-Z and Foo Fighters have been inducted after being nominated of their first yr of eligibility. Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Todd Rundgren, and Carole King have additionally been inducted. It marks the second induction for Dave Grohl (beforehand with Nirvana), Turner (beforehand with Ike Turner), and King (beforehand with Gerry Goffin). Turner and King comply with Stevie Nicks as the one ladies to be inducted a number of occasions.
Outdoors the “Performers” induction class, a number of iconic artists acquired recognition from the Rock Corridor. This yr’s recipients of the Early Affect Award are Kraftwerk, Gil Scott-Heron, and Charley Patton. The Musical Excellence Award went to LL Cool J, Billy Preston, and Randy Rhoads. Music govt Clarence Avant is that this yr’s Ahmet Ertegun Award honoree.
It’s the primary yr three ladies artists have been inducted within the performers class. “That is probably the most numerous class of inductees within the historical past of the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame,” John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame Basis, informed Pitchfork.
LL Cool J and Kraftwerk have been nominated for Rock Corridor consideration a number of occasions. Requested if their new awards preclude them from future induction within the Performers class, Sykes responded, “It’s necessary to notice that these particular committee awards give the artist the identical actual honor as they do a performer. They’re put up on the identical wall subsequent to the efficiency inductees.”
Rage Towards the Machine, Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Iron Maiden, Chaka Khan, Fela Kuti, New York Dolls, and Dionne Warwick have been on the longlist this yr, however weren’t inducted.
The Rock Corridor 2021 ceremony is ready to happen October 30, 2021, on the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse area in Cleveland, Ohio. (An HBO and HBO Max particular will air at a later date. Final yr’s stay ceremony was changed with a remotely filmed HBO special that includes the inductees.) “We see this being one of many first main stay in-person occasions to have fun the opening of America and the world once more,” Sykes mentioned. “One custom that can proceed shall be youthful artists paying tribute to the older ones who have been inducted.”
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LL Cool J
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