It’s tough to keep up with the influx of honours, drama and mishaps from each year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
To make navigating the terrain easier, here’s our summary of everything you missed over the weekend in one bite sized morsel.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions over the weekend were filled with momentous achievements, non-appearances and faux pas. Here’s what you missed.
It was a big night for Stevie Nicks. Shortly after receiving the honour of becoming the first woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, Nicks slipped up, referring to Harry Styles as a member of *NSYNC. She was one of two women inducted at the event, with fellow inductee Janet Jackson calling for more women to be inducted in 2020.
In true Radiohead style, only two of the five band members showed up to accept their awards. Both drummer Philip Selway and guitarist Ed O’Brien spoke highly of their awards despite the band’s previous ambivalence to the hall. The group were inducted by David Byrne, whose song Radio Head was the inspiration for their name.
The event also saw Bryan Ferry reunite with Roxy Music for a special performance after their “unexpected” induction, who thanked all of the members who passed through the group over the years. Brian Eno and Paul Thompson were not present on the night.
Ahead of their much anticipated upcoming album, The Cure were also honoured on the night for their never ending sonic imagination and creativity. The iconic dark and dreamy rock group were inducted by an emotional Trent Reznor, who had previously scorned the hall for not having acknowledged them. Needless to say, he was stoked to be eating his words.