Meet the Rock Hall class of 2020! This morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame revealed the 2020 inductees.
Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, and The Doobie Brothers will all be inducted during a ceremony held in May.
Trent Reznor released a statement about his induction telling Rolling Stone, “I’m pretty freaked out. I’m quite in shock. When I look back at how Nine Inch Nails are received, it always seems like we fall between the cracks. I don’t know if it’s a defense mechanism, but I just assumed we’d stay in that category, so I’m pleasantly surprised to see us acknowledged. It feels pretty good … I’m allowing myself, for a limited period of time, to feel good about this.”
Depeche Mode also released a statement saying “We’re incredibly honoured to be included as one of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and to stand alongside the other incredible acts in the Rock Hall and those joining this year,” they said in a group statement. “A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us and our music over the years, who have made this possible.”
Depeche Mode’s inducted lineup includes Andy Fletcher, Dave Gahan, and Martin Gore, along with original keyboardist Vince Clarke and his replacement, Alan Wilder, who left the group in 1995.
Despite winning the fan vote, Dave Matthews Band didn’t make the cut. Other notable finalists who will have to wait another year include Pat Benetar, Judas Priest, Motörhead, Kraftwerk, Thin Lizzy, and Todd Rundgren.
The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place May 2nd at the Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio and will air live on HBO.