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THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES ITS 2021 INDUCTEES ..!
Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go's,
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters & Todd Rundgren to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a Ceremony on October 30, 2021 in Ohio, Cleveland…….
CLEVELAND,OHIO(SMI-ENTERTAINMENT,05.12-13-21)-The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced yesterday (Wednesday May 12, 2021) its 2021 Inductees, celebrating the most diverse list of inductees in the history of the organization.
This year 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are:
Early Influence Award:Kraftwerk,Charley Patton,Gil Scott-Heron.
Musical Excellence Award:LL Cool J, Billy Preston,Randy Rhoads
Ahmet Ertegun Award:Clarence Avant
“This diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture”, said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock &Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “It will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this year’s Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.”
To be eligible, artists are required to have released their first record 25 years prior to induction.Two-time Inductees include Carole King, previously inducted with Gerry Goffin in 1990, and Tina Turner, previously inducted with Ike and Tina Turner in 1991.
The Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, and JAY-Zwere on the ballot for the first time. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) will become a two-time Inductee having previously been Inducted with Nirvana in 2014.
The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio with a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310. The Induction Ceremony will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.
The Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, and JAY-Zwere on the ballot for the first time. Dave Grohl(Foo Fighters) will become a two-time Inductee having previously been Inducted with Nirvana in 2014.
The 36thAnnual Rock & RollHall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio with a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310.
The Induction Ceremony will airata later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.The Induction categories and criteria for selection:
Performers:honoring bands and solo artists who, in their careers, have created music whose originality, impact and influence has changed the course of rock& roll.
Ahmet Ertegun Award: given to non performing industry professionals who, through their dedicated belief and support of artists and their musichave had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock & roll and music that has on the creative development and growth of rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture.
Musical Excellence Award: given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.
Early Influence Award: given to a performingartistor group whosemusic and performance style have directly influenced andhelped inspire and evolve rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture
Ballots were sent to an international voting body of more than 1,200 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.
Three out of the top five on the “Fans’ Ballot” are being Inducted, including Tina Turner (winning the fan vote), The Go-Go’s, and Foo Fighters.5million votes were cast.
The Inductees were announced on Rock Hall’s social channels and live on SiriusXM’s Volume channel and the morning show “Feedback,” hosted by Nik Carterand Lori Majewski, featuring special guest, Joel Peresman, CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
Tickets go on sale to the publicand members in July.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2021 Inductee exhibit celebrating this year’s class opens at the Museumin Cleveland on July 1.
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