Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to Air on HBO

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April 25, 2019

For those who missed the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in March or want to relive the celebration, the event will air on HBO on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET.

“This is a once in a lifetime recognition for these artists,” Joel Peresman, the CEO and president of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, told Cheddar on Thursday.

The organization welcomed seven inductees in its 2019 class: The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. Presenters also include big names such as Janelle Monáe and Harry Styles.

“It is not necessary how many records you have sold or how many tickets you have sold. It is about your importance and your influence on the history of Rock & Roll,” Peresman said. “The nominating committee and the voters are really looking at the influence and the importance of the person.”

The ceremony will also air around the world on VH1 International.

Also starting this month in New York City, Rock & Roll fans can visit a special exhibit, titled “Play it Loud,” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibit features nearly 130 instruments and costumes from legendary musicians. Pieces include Kim Gordon’s custom electric bass and Muddy Waters’ guitar.

“This is about the iconic musical instruments,” Peresman said.