2019 marks the 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. A prestigious honor for recording artists and bands that have “influence and significance to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.” The seven inductees include The Cure, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies. This is the first nomination for Roxy Music, Def Leppard and Stevie Nicks, although Nicks was inducted with Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and is now the first female musician to be inducted twice. This was the second nomination for The Cure and Radiohead, third for Janet Jackson and the fourth for The Zombies.
Since 1986, artists such as The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd have been honored. It is self-evident that being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a highly esteemed accolade for any artist or band. There were fifteen nominees for the 2019 Class, the artists sidelined this year are Devo, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Rage Against The Machine, Rufus & Chaka Khan and Todd Rundgren. These artists can be nominated again in years to come.