The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will welcome seven new inductees in the Performers category in 2019, including five British bands from different areas and eras of the rock spectrum and two iconic female solo artists.
Next year’s Rock Hall honorees are Def Leppard, The Zombies, Roxy Music, The Cure, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks and Janet Jackson. The 34th annual ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Four of the inductees — Def Leppard, Nicks, The Zombies and The Cure — were among the five top vote-getters in the Rock Hall’s fan poll. They finished first, second, fourth and fifth, respectively. Also worth pointing out, three of the honorees were nominated for the first time this year: Def Leppard, Nicks and Roxy Music.
As previously noted, when Nicks enters the Rock Hall as a solo artist next year, she’ll become the first two-time female inductee, having also been inducted in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris tells ABC Radio of Nicks’ achievement, “There’s a number of men that are in twice, but she is the first female to do that. We’re very excited and honored that this is the year.”
Regarding top vote-getter Def Leppard, Harris says, “I think that they brought metal to the masses…[They] just delivered a…sound that people really embraced.”
The Zombies are the inductees that waited the longest for the honor, having been eligible since 1989. Notes Harris, “Their body of work in the ’60s [was small but] was very impactful, very important.
Tickets for the ceremony go on sale to the general public in January. Pre-sale tickets will be available to people who’ve signed up for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame membership prior to December 31, 2018.
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