Getty Images. Due to the cancellation, the Rock Hall announced the ceremony will take place in Cleveland at a yet-to-be-determined date that fall. The Rock Hall sent out a notice to members Wednesday morning:. While we might not be able to rock out together in , we are excited to announce that in fall of , the Induction Ceremony returns to Cleveland for a live concert and celebration. More details about the Ceremony, and Induction Week will be provided at a later date. This marks the first time a Rock Hall ceremony has been canceled. News of the cancellation comes as cases of coronavirus have surged throughout the country due, in many situations, to large gatherings.
Meet the class of 2020
This list was originally published before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The idea of a bunch of self-satisfied music-industry fat cats in tuxedos having rock stars assemble for a command performance once a year is precisely the sort of thing rock was created to be the antidote to. There is nothing less rock and roll than a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That said, it does exist.
Established in by a group of leading figures in the music industry—including Atlantic Records cofounder Ahmet Ertegun and Jann Wenner , the publisher of Rolling Stone magazine—the nonprofit Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was responsible for the creation of the museum and hall of fame, which began inducting honorees in Architect I. It opened to the public in Typical artifacts include instruments used by famous musicians, stage clothing and props, drafts of song lyrics, correspondence, original album art, handbills, posters, and photographs. Many of the exhibits are highly interactive, and the sound of music is omnipresent.
The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development. After a long search for the right city, Cleveland was chosen in as the Hall of Fame's permanent home. Architect I. Pei designed the new museum, and it was dedicated on September 1, The Foundation began inducting artists in , but the Hall of Fame still had no home. Freed was also a member of the hall of fame's inaugural class of inductees in