Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced that this year’s induction ceremony will stream virtually on HBO. The induction is a special ceremony honoring those who made a major impact in the music industry.
According to CNN, This virtual show will replace the live 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that was originally scheduled for May 2.
“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,” John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement. “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.”
Inductees the year includes Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex, Jon Landau and Irving Azoff, who will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
In the meantime, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is open to debut its 2020 Inductee exhibit on August 14. In 2021, the 26th ceremony will return to Cleveland.
The program will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max at 8 p.m. EST/PST on November 7.