Rock Hall Announces New Podcast Showcasing Great Induction Speeches

Days before the virtual 2020 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, the Rock Hall has announced a new podcast highlighting classic speeches from past ceremonies.

The Rock Hall has teamed up with iHeartMedia for the new podcast called The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Vault, which premieres Friday, November 6th. The first four episodes will including Mick Jagger inducting The Beatles, Jimmy Buffett inducting the Eagles, Harry Styles inducting Stevie Nicks and Kendrick Lamar inducting N.W.A.

“Each year, rock’s highest honor, induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, is bestowed upon a handful of artists, cementing their legacy for eternity. That night, they are celebrated by their peers and the contemporary artists they have influenced. All share mutual admiration for these legends who have dedicated their lives to rock & roll,” said Greg Harris, President & CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Harris also revealed to Variety that the speeches will not be shortened as they sometimes are done for time sake during the HBO specials for each year’s ceremony. “We’ve had snippets of things released on our website and YouTube, but this is going back to the original masters in the vault,” Harris said.

Future episodes will include speeches from Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins inducting Queen, Miley Cyrus inducting Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Trent Reznor inducting The Cure, David Letterman inducting Pearl Jam and Flea inducting Metallica. Another four episodes will go live  November 13th, with additional episodes premiering every Friday through the end of the year, with a second season set for early 2021.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony takes place Saturday, November 7th on HBO with the induction of Nine Inch Nails, the Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, T. Rex, Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G.


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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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