Cleveland – The names of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 Inductees have been released. They are:
- Depeche Mode
- The Doobie Brothers
- Whitney Houston
- Nine Inch Nails
- The Notorious B.I.G.
Ahmet Ertegun Award:
- Jon Landau
- Irving Azoff
The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ceremony will be broadcast live for the first time on HBO on May 2nd at 8 p.m. ET. Performances and special guests will be announced later.
The Ahmet Ertegun Award honors songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, record executives, journalists and other industry professionals who have had a major influence on Rock & Roll.
Ballots were sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, including current living Inductees, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration. The original 16 nominees that were considered for induction were selected by a nominating committee in September 2019.
Four of the Inductees were on the ballot for the first time, including: The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G., and T.Rex.
The Inductees were announced today on SiriusXM’s Volume channel and the Rock Hall’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube page. SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio will also broadcast the Ceremony on May 2nd with exclusive interviews.
Tickets go on sale to the public on February 27th (Members February 25th) at 10 a.m. ET at ticketmaster.com.
Become a Rock Hall donor or member by January 31, 2020 to be eligible for exclusive Induction ticket opportunities. Rock Hall donors can access tickets now and members get access to a limited ticket pre-sale, starting February 25th. Visit rockhall.com/support to learn more.
The Ceremony is preceded by Induction Week, which includes a special dedication of the 2020 Inductee exhibit, a red-carpet experience, Celebration Day with fireworks at the Museum, and other events and activities at the Museum and around town!
Klipsch Audio, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, is a strategic partner and presenting sponsor of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, its Induction Ceremony events and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Main Stage. Klipsch’s renowned products deliver the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience throughout the iconic museum.
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