Taking place instead is a TV special honoring the inductees — The Notorious B.I.G., Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers, T-Rex and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff — set to air on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
The live ceremony was already pushed back to November 7 from May 2 because of the same health concerns and was expected to air on HBO for the first time ever. “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, said in a statement. “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 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame TV Special will air November 7 exclusively on HBO.
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