The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2021. Carole King, Todd Rundgren, The Go-Go’s, Tina Turner, Foo Fighters and Jay-Z will be inducted into the Hall in the performer category at a ceremony this fall. Billy Preston, Randy Rhoads and LL Cool J will receive the Musical Excellence Award.
This year marked the first time on the nomination ballot for the Foo Fighters and the Go-Gos.
Carole King and Tina Turner have both been inducted into the Hall previously, King with songwriting partner Gerry Goffin and Tina Turner with Ike and Tina Turner. Their solo inductions this year make them only the 2nd and 3rd females ever to be inducted twice.
The 36th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place October 30, 2021 at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The ceremony will air on HBO and stream on HBO Max at a later date.
Artists who were nominated in 2021 but did not make the cut include New York Dolls, Iron Maiden, Devo, Rage Against the Machine, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Kate Bush, Mary J. Blige and Fela Kuti.
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.
Last year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony was held virtually due to the COVID-10 pandemic.