Monday, July 13, 2020

2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony replaced by TV special

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame will replace the live 35th annual Induction Ceremony with an exclusive special honoring the class of 2020 inductees.

Originally set to take place in Cleveland, OH on May 2, the event was initially rescheduled to November 7; now, the Rock Hall will highlight honorees in a broadcast special that will air on HBO and HBO Max on November 7 at 8 p.m. EST.

Ticketmaster purchasers will automatically be issued a refund to their account for tickets purchased for the previously-scheduled live ceremony.

The Doobie Brothers and T. Rex are among the artists set to be inducted into the 2020 Rock Hall; the pair of classic rockers will be joined by fellow honorees Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails and The Notorious B.I.G.

The six acts were chosen from a field of 16 nominees, with The Doobie Brothers, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex and Whitney Houston gaining entry on their first ballot consideration; artist managers Jon Landau (Bruce Springsteen) and Irving Azoff (The Eagles) are also being recognized with the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will move to the fall with the 36th Induction Ceremony returning to Cleveland.

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