Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, T. Rex, and the Doobie Brothers will be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in May but they won’t be a part of the usual ceremony.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony, which usually invites bands and artists to perform and be inducted by a contemporary, has been cancelled for fears of public health and safety.
The date was set to go ahead in May but was then pushed back to November in the hopes of being able to still hold the illustrious event as usual.
Now, the organisers of the event have decided that a physical event would be irresponsible and instead Rock Hall will air a TV special about the acts. It will be available in the States on HBO and HBO Max.
The museum intially closed in March as the world seemingly locked down but has since reopened with Rock Hall sharing many YouTube videos online.
Read Rock Hall’s announcement below:
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the live 2020 HOF Induction Ceremony concert on 11/7 is cancelled. In place of the live event, we’ll broadcast an exclusive special about the #RockHall2020 Inductees on @HBO & HBO Max November 7, 2020 at 8pm. More details: https://t.co/BEun54az4b pic.twitter.com/6qGPq3g9rw— Rock Hall (@rockhall) July 8, 2020