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.
The Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston admitted he was unsure how the voting would go for the band — but is clearly thrilled with the Doobies finally getting the nod: ["It's pretty wild, man. It's a big deal. We're all pretty stoked. We don't talk about it a lot. It comes up, but I think it comes up be cause the fans are always saying, 'When are you gonna be in the Hall of Fame?' And we hear that a lot. We're very gratified that the fans have given us their support. I gotta tell you, that's a huge part of everything; fan support has been awesome — they've been great. That, really, is one of the reasons that we're here now."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . we're here now)
NIN's Trent Reznor admitted he changed his attitude regarding awards when he was honored with both an Oscar and a Golden Globe in 2010 for the score to The Social Network: ["I've got 'em up on the mantle and, I've got to say, never been much one for trophies or recognition, but when it's coming from someplace that feels legitimate, it makes a difference. And what happened I felt was unexpected and it was flattering and I've allowed myself to feel pretty good about it."] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . good about it)
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