Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019

New inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fameopens a new window have been announced!

The Class of 2019

The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, The Zombies, Radiohead, and Def Leppard are the 2019 inductees. They join 330 other past inductees, honored for their contributions and influence on rock and roll music. The complete list of inducteesopens a new window can be viewed on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website. Inductees include not only musicians, but producers, engineers, and other folks who have made an impact on the genre.

About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Founded in 1983, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame built its famous museum in Cleveland, Ohio in 1986.

Some Rock & Roll Hall of Fame fun facts:

The Cure

Hailing from England, The Cure have created dreamy goth synth hits since 1976. They are still going strong, with a new album coming out next year.

Janet Jackson

The youngest child in her famous family, Janet Jackson is finally getting her due next year!

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks is being inducted for a second time (the first time being when her band Fleetwood Mac was inducted). Bet Lindsey Buckingham is kinda jealous!

Roxy Music

Admittedly, this is the one I'm most excited about. From their early years as glam rock outer space freaks to their '80s peak as totally suave romantic hitmakers, Roxy Music has always been a blend of catchy and cool. My dream is that Brian Eno (who was in the early version of Roxy Music) makes an appearance when they get inducted.

The Zombies

Founded in 1961 England, The Zombies are garage rock legends who got their start with Gershwin and Bo Diddley covers and created timeless classics like "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season."

Radiohead

Also hailing from England, Radiohead formed in 1985. Seven years later, they had a hit called "Creep" and they are still one of the most popular bands around. I have a soft spot for the uber melancholy "Fake Plastic Trees."

Def Leppard

Heavy metal band Def Leppard are another English band in the 2019 class. Interestingly, there is a "Fan Vote" for inductees and Def Leppard came in #1 out of all the potential 2019 nominees.

Induction Ceremony

The 2019 Induction Ceremonyopens a new window will take place on March 29, 2019, in Brooklyn, New York.

Who are your favorite Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees? Let us know in the comments!

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