The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has officially announced this year’s inductees:
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, DEPECHE MODE, NINE INCH NAILS, The Notorious B.I.G., T. REX and Whitney Houston will all join the class of 2020.
They will be inducted on May 2 at a ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall.
NINE INCH NAILS, whose influential debut album “Pretty Hate Machine” recently turned 30, became eligible for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014.
The band was previously nominated for the class of 2015 and 2016.
JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, SOUNDGARDEN, THIN LIZZY, Pat Benatar, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, KRAFTWERK, MC5, RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN, and Todd Rundgren were all on the ballot this year, but failed to receive enough votes.
The class of 2020 will not feature the top two acts in this year’s “Fan Vote” — Pat Benatar and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND. The seven previous winners of the “Fan Vote” were all inducted that year.
Having been eligible for induction since 1999, JUDAS PRIEST was previously on the ballot for the 2018 class of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but was ultimately left out of the inductee list.
To be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier.
A voter pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists and members of the music industry selected the new class. Fans also had a chance to take part in the process by voting at RockHall.com or an interactive kiosk at the museum in Cleveland.