2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct 30 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.
This year’s line up is “the most diverse list of Inductees in the history of the organization.” The 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees were announced today and included the likes of Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Carol King, along with Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s and Todd Rundgren. To be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a musician must have released their first studio recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination, making the age ranges of these incredible honorees quite vast.
This year the Musical Excellence Award, which is given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music, will be presented to LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhodes.
Clarence Avant, an American music executive, entrepreneur and film producer, is set to receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award which is given to a non-performing industry professional who through their dedicated belief and support of artists and their music, have had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture.
Krafwerk, Gil Scott Heron, and Carley Patton will receive the Early Influence Award, which is given to a performing artist or group whose music and performance style have directly influenced and helped inspire and evolve rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture.
John Sykes, the chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a press release that “This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates.”
The induction ceremony will also be broadcast on HBO and streamed on HBO Max at a later date.