The best photos from the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony


The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class is inducted tonight at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

This year’s group includes Carole King, Todd Rundgren, the Go-Go’s, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, and Jay-Z. Presenters include Taylor Swift, Drew Barrymore, Paul McCartney and Angela Bassett.

Kraftwerk, Charley Patton and Gil Scott-Heron are also honored in the Early Influence category, while LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads will receive awards for musical excellence. Lionel Richie is set to induct Sussex Records founder Clarence Avant, who receives the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Non-Performers.

“This diverse class of talented inductees reflects Rock Hall’s continued commitment to honoring artists whose music has created the sound of youth culture,” said John Sykes, President of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a press release when the winners were announced.

To be eligible for induction, an artist must have released their first commercial recording 25 years ago. A shortlist is created by a nominating committee and then sent to a voting body of over 1,000 historians, members of the music industry and artists, as well as all living inductees of Rock Hall. Artists can be nominated – and inducted – multiple times. This year, King and Turner became the second and third female artists to be inducted twice. (They were previously included for their work with their former husbands, Gerry Goffin and Ike Turner, respectively.) Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters is also now a two-time inductee, having first been inducted as a member of Nirvana.

The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air November 20 on HBO alongside a simul radio broadcast on SiriusXM Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio.

The best photos from the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The best shots of the induction ceremony of the 2021 class.

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