Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cancels Live 2020 Induction Ceremony, HBO Special To Air Instead 

A special on HBO honoring this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees is scheduled to replace the annual spring induction ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hall’s Foundation announced Wednesday.

According to Deadline, the special, will honor 2020 inductees The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex, and more, as well as Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients, Jon Landau and Irving Azoff.

“To protect the health and safety of our Inductees, their families, crews, and our attendees, we’ve made the decision that the scheduled live event is not possible,” John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation explained. “Together with HBO and executive producer Joel Gallen, we will still create an exciting program honoring our 2020 inductees, by telling the stories of their incredible contributions to music and impact on a generation of artists that followed them.”

The live ceremony was originally planned for May 2 at the Rock Hall’s home in Cleveland. An inductee exhibit is still scheduled for Aug. 14. And In 2021, the induction ceremony will return to Cleveland.

The 2020 inductee special will be available exclusively on HBO and streaming on HBO Max Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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