Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Induct Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and More for 2021 Class

2021-05-12

Foo Fighters celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.

Foo Fighters – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Brantley Gutierrez

The list of official 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees is here

The votes are in, and Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and Tina Turner are some of the new 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The latest class also includes Todd Rundgren, The Go-Go’s and Carole King.

Artists and bands are eligible to be inducted 25 years following the release of their first commercial recording, which means Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters are being inducted on their first year of being eligible. The new award makes Grohl is second Rock Hall inductee, as he was previously inducted as a member of Nirvana. Both Turner and King were also inducted once before, making them and Stevie Nicks the only women to be part of the Rock Hall twice.

Of course, the Rock Hall also honors various musicians every year, outside of the traditional inductions into the Hall of Fame. Three artists will receive the Musical Excellence Award: late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads, R&B performer and Beatles and Rolling Stones session keyboard player Billy Preston; and rapper LL Cool J.

Other honorees include electronic act Kraftwerk, who are being honored with the Early Influence Award, as well as blues musician Charley Patton and soul artist Gil Scott-Heron. Music exec Clarence Avant will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Musicians who are honored with these special awards are also officially members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bands and artists who were nominated this year but did not make the Rock Hall include Iron Maiden, Rage Against the Machine, Devo, New York Dolls, Kate Bush, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Fela Kuti and Dionne Warwick.

The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is set for Oct. 30 in Cleveland. This year’s ceremony was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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