The trailer for next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been posted online. The 2020 inductions have downshifted to a virtual ceremony this year, with the event airing on November 7th on HBO at 8 pm ET. This year marks the first time the Rock Hall will induct its members online. Among those appearing in the teaser are such heavyweights as Ringo Starr, Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Alicia Keyes, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Luke Bryan, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Charlize Theron, Judd Apatow, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brad Paisley, St. Vincent, and Gwen Stefani.

This year’s class includes the Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, and the Notorious B.I.G. Jon Landau — Bruce Springsteen’s manager and producer, along with music mogul and Eagles manager Irving Azoff, will be both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

Several sources are reporting a musical tribute, featuring a number of musicians, will take place on the show to pay homage to the late-Eddie Van Halen.


  • 30 years ago — the 1990 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame consisted of the Who, Simon & Garfunkel, the Kinks, the Four Seasons, the Four Tops, Bobby Darin, and Hank Ballard.
  • Nonperformers inducted that year were Gerry Goffin & Carole King along with Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, & Lamont Dozier.
  • Early Influences inducted were: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Christian, and Ma Rainey.


  • The 2019 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame featured Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, the Zombies, Janet Jackson, the Cure, Radiohead, and Roxy Music.

CHECK IT OUT: The trailer for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: