Rock Hall Induction Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live This Year
This year, for the first time, fans can watch the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony live without attending the show. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that the induction ceremony will be broadcast live on Disney+. The show is on Friday, November 3, at 8 pm ET at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. It will be available on demand following the ceremony. ABC will offer a highlights show on Monday, January 1, 2024, from 8 pm – 11 pm ET.
But the big question for fans is, who is going to perform? Of all of the inductees, the press release only mentions four. “Fans can expect the stage to come alive with rare once-in-a-lifetime performances and collaborations by Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Chaka Khan, and Willie Nelson.”
Who Wasn’t Mentioned?
Rage Against the Machine was not mentioned, although their guitar player Tom Morello is on the Rock Hall’s nominating committee. Elton John’s long-time songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, is being honored this year with the Award for Musical Excellence, which led some to believe that Elton might perform. But he wasn’t mentioned in the press release either. And some were hoping that the famously stage-shy Kate Bush would perform a few songs, but that also seems unlikely.
The press release did mention some of the special guest performers who will be on hand, but didn’t say which artists they would honor: Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, H.E.R., Chris Stapleton, St. Vincent, New Edition, “and many more” will hit the stage.
The full list of this year’s inductees includes: Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine and The Spinners. DJ Kool Herc and Link Wray will be honored with the Musical Influence award. Chaka Khan, Al Kooper and Bernie Taupin will get the Musical Excellence award. And Don Cornelius is being honored with the Ahmet Ertegun Award.