Whitney Houston, T Rex, Doobie Brothers and others inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020

15 January 2020, 13:54

Whitney Houston and T Rex are inducted into the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Whitney Houston and T Rex are inducted into the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2020, with some big names finally getting inducted.

Whitney Houston, the Notorious BIG, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, T Rex, and the Doobie Brothers will be inducted into the Rock Hall on May 2.

The induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland, and will be broadcast live on HBO.

While Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode had been nominated multiple times in the past, this was the first year that Whitney, T Rex, and the Doobie Brothers were considered.

Artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album.

This time around, the artists who were nominated but miss out on an induction are: Pat Benatar, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden and Thin Lizzy.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2019 featured Radiohead, the Cure, Janet Jackson, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, and the Zombies.

This year marks eight years since Whitney Houston passed away at the age of 48.

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