The 35th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been rescheduled for November 7th at Cleveland's Public Hall, with the event airing live on HBO at 8 pm ET. The festivities were originally scheduled to take place on May 2nd, but due to the concerns regarding the Coronavirus, action was swiftly taken to find a new date further down the line. This the first time in the history of the Hall of Fame's inductions that a ceremony has been rescheduled.
This year's class inducting the Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, and the Notorious B.I.G. Jon Landau — Bruce Springsteen's manager and producer, along with music mogul and Eagles manager Irving Azoff, will be both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
As it stands now, the Doobie Brothers' 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald is still happening — with leader Tom Johnston telling us the Doobies have been hard at work in the studio: “We've got five songs done — mixed, mastered, (and) ready to go. It's sounding great! It's very different from anything you've ever heard from this band; that's one of the reason's why I'm really, kinda, excited about it. It's not a repeat of everything we've done in the past — although the last album we had out, World Gone Crazy wasn't like that either. This goes in another direction, again. This is really different for this band — and I think it's cool.”