The 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and Eminem. This year’s Musical Excellence Award will go to Judas Priest along with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Early Influence Awards will go to Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten, with Ahmet Ertegun Awards going to recording engineer, producer, and executive Jimmy Iovine, R&B singer and Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson, and attorney, Allen Grubman.
The 2022 Rock Hall nominees that did not make the final cut are Beck, Kate Bush, Devo, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, A Tribe Called Quest, and Dionne Warwick.
The 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on November 5th at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater and air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.
Several of the inductees have taken to socila media regarding the announcement:
Judas Priest: “We are thrilled and honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2022. This is also a great moment for British Heavy Metal, Metal worldwide and our amazing fans who support us and keep flying the flag for Metal and Judas Priest!”
Duran Duran’s John Taylor: “We are so honored and thrilled and happy. We really want to thank our fans, the people that have been voting for us, really, really pushing, giving us the people’s vote. We’re very proud of that. Nick (Rhodes) is working on his speech. We’ll see you in Los Angeles.”
Lionel Richie: “Being elected to the rock hall is an incredible honor. I would like to say THANK YOU to all of the voters, to all of my wonderful fans and to everyone at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Congratulations to all of my fellow 2022.”
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: “We are thrilled and humbled to become part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame family. Thank you to everyone who voted especially the fans and congratulations to all the other inductees.”
Eurythmics: “We are beyond delighted to announce that Eurythmics have been inducted into the legendary Rock Hall.”
Dolly Parton: “I am honored and humbled by the fact that I have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course I will accept it gracefully. Thanks to everyone that voted for me and to everyone at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I will continue to work hard and try to live up to the honor.”
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