Another one bites the dust.
Rock and roll is fierce, but so, unfortunately, is COVID-19. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced on Wednesday (July 8) that, due to the ongoing pandemic, it will cancel its live induction ceremony for this year and replace it with a TV special honoring this year’s inductees.
The program will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max on Nov. 7—nearly 10 months after this year’s inductees were announced on Jan. 15.
This year’s class, in case you’ve forgotten, consists of Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex, as well as journalist-turned-manager Jon Landau and manager-turned-mogul Irving Azoff, who were named as Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees.