The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has officially announced this year’s inductees, which includes RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Alongside RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE on the induction list is Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott, Kate Bush, George Michael, Sheryl Crow and THE SPINNERS who will all be inducted during a ceremony held in Brooklyn on November 3.
Also, Chaka Khan, Al Kooper and Bernie Taupin will be honored with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame‘s Musical Excellence Award and DJ Kool Herc and Link Wray will receive the Musical Influence Award. The late creator and host of “Soul Train” Don Cornelius will receive this year’s Ahmet Ertegun Award, which honors non-performing industry professionals.
The ceremony will take place at the Barclays Center with broadcast details to be announced in the days ahead.
“We’re very happy with this year’s class,” says Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame CEO and president Joel Peresman. “People always try to pigeonhole what rock and roll is, but our story has always been that it’s a wide tent. It includes all different kinds of genres. We think this class really shows the breadth of rock and roll. When you have Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow and THE SPINNERS along with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and Willie Nelson, you’re covering a lot of things.”
“There’s a funny mix of people that do the voting,” RAGE guitarist Tom Morello told Rolling Stone in March. “It’s people that are already in. There’s an age component. There’s a leaning mainstream component as well…If you saw any of the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE shows last summer, you’d be hard-pressed to make an argument against us.”
IRON MAIDEN was up for induction for the second time this year, yet, much like fellow nominees SOUNDGARDEN, didn’t make the cut by the institution’s voters.