The 2021 Rock and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland on October 30th. Billboard reported that rather than the induction’s usual site at the city’s Public Auditorium, the ceremony will take place in the newly revamped Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse — formally known as the Quicken Loans Arena.
The inductees for the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be announced in May. Artists who have made the shortlist are Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, Devo, the Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Dionne Warwick, New York Dolls, Carole King, Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, JAY-Z, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, and Rage Against The Machine.
- To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
- Seven out of 16 of the Nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Foo Fighters, the Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, JAY-Z, Carole King (as a performer), Fela Kuti, and Dionne Warwick.
- Chaka Khan was previously nominated both solo and with the band Rufus.
- If elected, Carole King and Tina Turner will become the second and third female artists inducted twice, following Stevie Nicks’ 2019 election.
- If Foo Fighters are inducted, Dave Grohl will also become a twice-inducted performer.
CHECK IT OUT: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Nick Raskulinecz performing Rush’s “2112: Overture” live at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony: