The 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, was Friday, March 29, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and EHM was there, BACKSTAGE covering all the action!
Ballots were sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, including current living Inductees, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.
Three of the Inductees were on the ballot for the first time, including: Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks (as a solo artist) and Roxy Music. Additionally, the top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a “fans’ ballot” that was tallied along with the other ballots to determine the 2019 Inductees. Four of the top five artists (Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, The Zombies and The Cure) from the fan ballot will be inducted as performers in 2019.
Here's the first look at the Barclay's Center sound check!
Watch us stream live from back stage right next to Robert Smith of The Cure!!!
Smith outlined the genesis of their decision saying that they marked the anniversary’s of their first three albums in Australia and that they, “just wanted to do something to mark the anniversary of Disintegration because it obviously means a lot to me and a lot to the band.” Read more...
Simon LeBon and John Taylor of Duran Duran explained how they never would have formed their own group without the influence of Roxy Music, whose art-rock stylings and outrageous fashion made a huge impact on them as kids. As they inducted them into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame they cited WLIR radio specifically as one of the... Read more...