The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions have downshifted to a virtual ceremony this year, according to Rolling Stone. The event — originally scheduled for Cleveland’s Public Hall on May 2nd — was pushed to November 7th due to the ongoing pandemic; and although the new date is still holding, 2020 marks the first year that the Rock Hall will induct its members online.
John Sykes, the Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement, “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. 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.”
The 2020 Rock Hall inductees are the Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, and the Notorious B.I.G.