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The Class of 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Class of 2020

Congratulations to your newest Inductees into the Hall of Fame.



Class of 2020 Inductee Video

Celebrate the 2020 Inductee Class

Class of 2020 Inductee Video

Celebrate the 2020 Inductee Class

Congratulations to the newest Inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In the Performer Category:

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

Ahmet Ertegun Award:

  • Jon Landau
  • Irving Azoff

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2020

The health and safety of our fans and visitors is our highest priority. Given recent news regarding coronavirus and the urging by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine regarding large public gatherings, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Induction Week festivities until later this year.  Additional details, including new dates and ticket information, will be announced shortly and shared directly with ticket holders and supporters.  Details of the rescheduled HBO live broadcast of the event will be announced at a later date as well.

This week Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency with the goal of minimizing the impact, severity and duration of COVID-19 as it spreads.  “To me, the most important thing is minimizing the impact [of the coronavirus]" said the Mayor.  County Executive Armond Budish also issued a State of Emergency declaration yesterday that helped inform our decision.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Temporarily Close to the Public

The health and safety of our community is critically important to us.  As part of an international effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this week we made the decision to postpone the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Induction Week festivities until later this year.  Today we are announcing the temporary closing of our Museum to the public.

Effective Saturday, March 14th, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be closed through Friday, March 27th.  We will continue to monitor the situation week to week with public health officials.

Given this temporary closure, we have postponed the following events:

  • Wednesday, March 18 – Spotlight: Janis Joplin
  • Wednesday, March 25 – Film Series: Linda Ronstadt

If you have purchased a ticket for a postponed event, we will issue a full refund and alert you via email of the opportunity to purchase when the event is rescheduled.  If you have purchased a ticket for general admission, it will be honored at our Box Office upon your future visit or refunded.

We look forward to welcoming fans back to our Museum in the near future.

Meanwhile, we encourage teachers working to create plans for distance learning to explore our free online resources that help you engage students through the power of rock & roll.  Visit Rock Hall EDU (, our new digital learning platform, to create a free account and access professionally developed lesson plans, activities, presentations, videos, playlists and other digitized primary source materials from our Library & Archives.  Our resources meet national and state learning standards in a variety of subject areas, including music, social studies, English and more.

The Class of 2020 special exhibit will go on display in the museum at the end of April 2020 and will remain up until the Spring of 2021. 

We will update this page with any further information.



Rock Hall donors and members get exclusive Induction ticket opportunities. Donate or join by January 31, 2020 to be eligible.


Click below to view more about each of the new Inductees.

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