The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 has been revealed, with seven inductees slated to affix the Rock Hall ranks subsequent 12 months: The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies.
Of the seven names who will enter the RRHOF on the March 29, 2019, induction ceremony in New York City, three of the artists are first-time nominees: Def Lep, Stevie Nicks and Roxy Music (Nicks is already inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac, nevertheless). As for the fan votes for the Rock Hall, 4 of the 5 artists who topped that tally are getting inducted: Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, The Zombies and the Cure.
The Zombies and Janet Jackson are the bridesmaid nominees who lastly get to stroll down the induction aisle; the British psych-pop band was beforehand nominated 3 times, and the long-running pop icon was up for the glory twice earlier than this. Radiohead’s eventual induction was an all-but-foregone conclusion, and contemplating how beloved and influential Stevie Nicks stays, her induction doesn’t come as a shock, even when this was her first nomination.
The ratification of The Cure and Def Leppard, nevertheless, does appear to sign a little bit of a shift in voters’ tastes: Both British bands have been eligible for over a decade, and their induction in 2019 might point out that the Rock Hall is beginning to significantly contemplate quite a few bands whose late ‘70s/‘80s heydays have been beforehand undervalued (the latest induction of Bon Jovi and the Cars appears to pattern towards this as effectively).
The induction of glam-inflected cult faves Roxy Music, nevertheless, is definitely the 12 months’s largest shock -- however undoubtedly a welcome one, contemplating their first 5 albums are stone-cold artwork rock classics and their 1982 swan track, Avalon, was a masterful flip towards refined pop. And sure, this implies ambient pioneer Brian Eno, a member of the band on their first two albums, will enter the Rock Hall in 2019.
The 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, introduced by Klipsch Audio, will happen on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets will go on sale in January. The ceremony may have its broadcast premiere on HBO, with a radio broadcast on SiriusXM.