Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cancels 2020 Live Induction Ceremony Due to Coronavirus

Nine Inch Nails (Lior Phillips), Depeche Mode (Philip Cosores), Whitney Houston (Getty)

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is scrapping its 2020 live induction ceremony in favor of a HBO special airing on Saturday, November 7th.

This year’s inductees include Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, and The Doobie Brothers. Additionally, music industry veterans Jon Landau and Irving Azoff have been honored with the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

Due to concerns over the coronavirus, the live induction ceremony was previously postponed from May 2nd to November 7th. However, organizers have now decided to scrap the physical event outright.

“To protect the health and safety of our Inductees, their families, crews and our attendees, we’ve made the decision that the scheduled live event is not possible,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “Together with HBO and executive producer Joel Gallen, we will still create an exciting program honoring our 2020 inductees, by telling the stories of their incredible contributions to music and impact on a generation of artists that followed them.”

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