Rock Hall of Fame Enlists Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Miley Cyrus and Others as Guest Stars for Virtual Induction
For the upcoming virtual induction ceremony, which will air on November 7th on HBO, the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame has announced an extremely wide range of guest stars, which is appropriate given the extraordinarily diverse cast of newcomers this year.
Dave Grohl will kick off the show with the 2020 class launch, followed by other stars who testify about the impact the hall's newcomers have on their lives. The organization has not announced which guests will speak about which initiates, but in many cases connecting the dots to an in-depth class consisting of Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston and Nine Inch Nails may not be difficult the infamous BIG and T. Rex.
The guests announced Thursday afternoon: Luke Bryan, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Miley Cyrus, Billy Gibbons, Dave Grohl, Don Henley, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Idol, Iggy Pop, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Chris Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brad Paisley, Bruce Springsteen, St. Vincent, Ringo Starr, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron and Nancy Wilson.
In addition to the six artists, Jon Landau and Irving Azoff will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award, which may provide clues as to who will be celebrating Springsteen and Henley.
"We are honored to come together with this distinguished group of musicians and artists to celebrate our 2020 class," said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement. "While this year's program will be different than previous years, we look forward to seeing its impact on the industry, its fans and the next generation of artists."
The show premieres on November 7th at 8 p.m. ET / PT on HBO; It can also be streamed on HBO Max. The recorded broadcast replaces the traditional live ceremony that was supposed to take place on May 2nd before the pandemic.
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