The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their 2021 inductees. JAY-Z and Foo Fighters have joined the main class of 2021 after being nominated in their first year of eligibility, with Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Todd Rundgren, and Carole King also making the lineup. Turner and King follow Stevie Nicks as the second and third female artists inducted twice, while Dave Grohl is also a second-time inductee (previously with Nirvana).
The inclusion of Turner, King, and The Go-Go’s makes it the first year three women artists have been inducted in the performers category. “This diverse class of talented inductees reflects the Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture,” John Sykes, the chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement.
Outside the ‘Performers’ categroy, the Early Influence Award went to Kraftwerk, Gil Scott-Heron, and Charley Patton, while LL Cool J, Billy Preston, and Randy Rhoads received the Musical Excellence Award. Those who were nominated but not inducted this year include Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Kate Bush, Devo, Iron Maiden, the New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, and the late Fela Kuti.
The Rock Hall 2021 induction ceremony is set to take place on October 30, 2021 and will be broadcast on HBO. Check out the full list of honorees below.