Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction to take place in October; Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, Foo Fighters among nominees

Last year’s ceremony was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and eventually replaced with an HBO special honouring the inductees.

The Associated Press March 04, 2021 17:14:08 IST
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction to take place in October; Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, Foo Fighters among nominees

From left: David Grohl of Foo Fighters (Image courtesy: Johnnie Crow via Facebook/foofightersteam), Tina Turner (Facebook/Verissimo) and Steve Harris of Iron Maiden (Facebook/radiofuturo) among the ones nominated for inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on 30 October.

President and CEO Greg Harris said the ceremony's move to the fall will likely stick, going forward, news outlets reported.

The last in-person ceremony before the pandemic, held in March 2019, took place at New York's Barclays Center, but the Hall of Fame itself is located in the Ohio city. Last year’s ceremony was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and eventually replaced with an HBO special honouring the inductees.

The 16 nominees this year include Mary J Blige, Kate Bush, DEVO, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick.

Ballots are sent to an international voting body, but the top five winners of the annual fan vote — held until 30 April — have a better chance at induction. The current leaders of that poll are, from the top, Fela Kuti, Tina Turner, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, and The Go-Gos.

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