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Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Etc. Confirmed For 2020 ‘Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’ Induction


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This year’s ‘Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees have officially been announced and include:

  • Depeche Mode
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Whitney Houston
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • T. Rex

They beat out the following nominees:

Judas Priest
Motörhead
Soundgarden
Thin Lizzy
Pat Benatar
Dave Matthews Band
Kraftwerk
MC5
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Todd Rundgren

Interestingly, the final choices set for induction are at odds somewhat with the fan-voted ballot which was held across the past few months. The finally tally of that campaign, which ran from October up until earlier this month, can be found below:

01. Dave Matthews Band: 1,005,657 votes
02. Pat Benatar: 882,207 votes
03. The Doobie Brothers: 784,729 votes
04. Soundgarden: 722,931 votes
05. Judas Priest: 675,434 votes
06. Whitney Houston: 593,374 votes
07. Depeche Mode: 563612 votes
08. Thin Lizzy: 556,476 votes
09. Motörhead: 512,918 votes
10. Todd Rundgren: 440,898 votes
11. Nine Inch Nails: 380,869 votes
12. T.Rex: 365,290 votes
13. The Notorious B.I.G.: 275,892 votes
14. Rufus featuring Chaka Khan: 166,596 votes
15. Kraftwerk: 163,667 votes
16. MC5: 160,685 votes

An official induction ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on Saturday, May 02nd and it will air live on HBO that night. In related news, Nine Inch Nails linchpin Trent Reznor has commented on his impending induction into the Hall Of Fame, having previously slammed the hall before reversing his opinion on it. Speaking with Rollingstone.com, Reznor admitted he was shocked, offering:

“I’m actually quite surprised. When I look back at how Nine Inch Nails are received, it always seems like we fall between the cracks or we’re not in this category or “that thing.” I don’t know if it’s a defense mechanism, but I just assumed we’d stay in that category, so I’m pleasantly surprised to see us acknowledged. It feels pretty good.”

Nine Inch Nails‘ induction will come with a caveat however as Reznor is the sole member of the band being inducted. He said of that:

“My preference would be that my band get inducted. I’m not the one deciding that, but there’s an effort on my part to acknowledge that.”

Reznor also went on to reveal in the interview that he had just become a father for the fifth time this past weekend. When asked if he had any idea who he hopes will induct the band at the ceremony, he replied: “No. Like I said, this is still fresh information. And I just had a new baby over the weekend.”

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