The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees have been announced and they are:
Early Influence Award:
Musical Excellence Award:
LL Cool J
Ahmet Ertegun Award:
It's the most diverse class of inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's history. The votes started in February, for the artist to become eligible they must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to their nomination.
Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame John Sykes has said "â€œThis diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hallâ€™s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth cultureâ€, He continued â€œIt will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this yearâ€™s Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.â€
What happened to Iron Maiden?
Although some fans are excited by the inductees Iron Maiden fans aren't so impressed. As Iron Maiden were excluded from this years list of inductees.
The president of Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Greg Harris defended the exclusion to Radio Station WBAB â€œThere's no doubt that [Maiden] are an impactful, influential band, and that's why they were nominated this year, along with 15 other artists and actsâ€¦ So we're not questioning, â€˜Are they an important band, are they impactful and influential?â€™â€
"Everybody has their favorites, everybody has different artists that impacted them or impacted other artists,â€ Said Harris. â€œSo, if you look at this list, you can make that case for all of these folks, just like people make that case for Iron Maiden.â€
The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, 30th October, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. It will provide a radio simulcast on SiriusXMâ€™s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310. The Induction Ceremony will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max. Tickets go on sale to the public and members in July. Select Rock Hall donors and members get exclusive Induction ticket opportunities. Donate or join by June 30, 2021 to be eligible. Visit rockhall.com/join to learn more.