NEW YORK (AP) – Years after their death, Whitney Houston, Notorious BIG and T. Rex’s Marc Bolan will be introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Joining them as part of the hall’s 2020 class are Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and Doobie Brothers. Houston, T. Rex, BIG and Doobie Brothers are being introduced after being voted for the first time.
Rock Hall’s annual showcase was originally supposed to take place in May at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, the city where the stone museum is located, but things have changed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, HBO will air a special program filmed on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST, with big names like Bruce Springsteen, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Alicia Keys appearing alongside a number of artists. acting artist.
Houston, who died in 2012, released her debut album in 1985 and became one of the greatest singers in music history. BIG has only released two albums but has made a big impact in both rap and pop music. He died in 1997 at the age of 24.
Bolan’s death in 1977 put an end to British band T. Rex, known primarily for its 1970 hit “Bang a Gong (Get it On)” and to a lesser extent “Jeepster.”
Artists are eligible to join Rock Hall 25 years after releasing their first record.
Depeche mode is still active, but its biggest influence came in the 1980s when music dominated after punk, making the British a favorite culture of goth subculture. With songs like “Closer”, Nine Inch Nails was the leader of the rock industry in the 1990s. And the Doobie Brothers weren’t critically liked songs, but they did have some hits. rock was indelible in the 1970s, including “Listen to the Music”, “Black Water” and “China Grove.” This year they celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Others that will appear on the TV special include Dave Grohl, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Levine and Brad Paisley. During the event, music managers Irving Azoff and Jon Landau will be honored with the Ahmet Ertegun Award.