The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s long road to inducting its Class of 2020 finally comes to an end this Saturday night when the virtual ceremony airs on HBO at 8:00 ET and PT.
This year’s class — The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award winners Irving Azoff and Jon Landau — was announced on January 15th, and the ceremony was scheduled for May 2nd in Cleveland. But, like everything else, that was called off, and here we are with a virtual ceremony.
This year’s broadcast is the shortest ever, clocking in at two hours and seven minutes. That’s because there are no performances and the acceptance speeches are very short.
While this is the time of year where we know who has been nominated for induction in 2021, that selection process will not begin until early in the year with the ceremony to be held next fall in Cleveland.