The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced on July 8 that it will cancel its live induction ceremony for this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It will be replace it with a TV special for this year’s inductees. The program will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max on November 7. This year’s class consists of Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex.
“To protect the health and safety of our inductees, their families, crews and our attendees, we’ve made the decision that the scheduled live event is not possible,” said John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “Together with HBO and executive producer Joel Gallen, we will still create an exciting program honoring our 2020 inductees, by telling the stories of their incredible contributions to music and impact on a generation of artists that followed them.”