HBO to Air 2019 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies are the inductees on the exclusive HBO special 2019 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, debuting SATURDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). This year's ceremony boasted a star-studded array of guests and presenters, including Harry Styles, Janelle Monáe, Don Henley, Brian May, David Byrne, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Trent Reznor, Ian Hunter and Susanna Hoffs.
The 34nd annual induction ceremony took place March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The HBO special spotlights some of the most memorable names in music through touching tributes and heartfelt speeches from presenters and inductees.
2019 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY features:
Induction: Harry Styles
Performance: Stevie Nicks performs "Stand Back," "Leather and Lace" (with Don Henley), "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Harry Styles) and "Edge of Seventeen."
Induction: Janelle Monáe
Induction: David Byrne
Induction: Brian May
Performance: Def Leppard performs "Rock of Ages," "Photograph" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me," and is joined by Susanna Hoffs, Brian May, Ian Hunter and Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone of The Zombies for "All the Young Dudes."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established by legendary record executive Ahmet Ertegun and a group of music business executives to honor the artists who have defined rock and roll and have inspired and continue to inspire a generation. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum designed by I.M. Pei in Cleveland, Ohio that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives, as well as educational programs. For further information, visit rockhall.com.
This year's special marks the eighth year HBO has presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The network also presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th and 30th anniversaries in 2009 and 2014, and a concert spectacular celebrating the opening of the museum in Cleveland in 1995.
2019 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY is produced by Playtone and Line By Line Productions; executive producers, Jann Wenner, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Joel Peresman; co-executive producer, Frank Garritano; supervising producer, Barbra Dannov; Alex Coletti produces and directs.