Rock Hall’s Class of 2020

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Rock Halls Class of 2020

Rock hall revealed it’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 inductees early this morning.

It’s the first time on the ballot for four out of the six inductees.

The nominees are voted in by more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music community.

Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex all made the cut and will see their legacy live on in rock hall forever.

The criteria to earn a spot include the artist’s musical influence, style, technique, and body of work. All of which are taken into consideration by professionals and peers, including living inductees.

Nominated artists’ or bands must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to being considered a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legacy.

2020 will be the 35th year for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony which will be held in May in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Ahmet Ertegun Award is presented to honor songwriters, producers, DJs, record executives, journalists and other members of the music industry.

Record producer and head of the nominating committee, Jon Landau, will be a recipient of the award as well as entertainment executive Irving Azoff.

While it’s no question that the class of 2020 have rightfully earned their spots, some critics had other expectations.

Houston is the only female artist being inducted this year. Pat Benetar was on the ballot as well as the band Rufus which is female-fronted by singer Chaka Khan.

Three of the six acts won’t be there to perform and feel their big moment. Furthermore, Houston died in 2012, Biggie’s life was taken in 1997 and T. Rex disbanded 43 years ago.

The ceremony will be live-streamed on HBO at 8 p.m. ET. on May 2.

What are your thoughts on the class of 2020? Did the nominating committee snub anyone?

Lastly, let us know in the comments!

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