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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is launching its very first podcast which will highlight past speeches from its induction ceremonies.

Per Varietythe “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Vault” will launch with four episodes on November 6, a day before the premiere of its 2020 induction class special airing on HBO and HBO Max. Four additional episodes will drop on November 13. After that, new episodes will premiere every Friday through the end of 2020, and a second season of the podcast is planned for 2021.

Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris told Variety that the podcast would feature longer versions of speeches originally edited for broadcast saying, “We’ve had snippets of things released on our website and YouTube, but this is going back to the original masters in the vault.”

The list of inductee and presenter speeches to be featured on the podcast include the following:

-Stevie Nicks / Harry Styles
-The Beatles / Mick Jagger
-N.W.A / Kendrick Lamar
-The Eagles / Jimmy Buffett
-Queen / Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins
-Prince / Alicia Keys and Outkast
Stevie Wonder / Paul Simon
-Joan Jett & the Blackhearts / Miley Cyrus
-Janet Jackson / Janelle Monáe
-Bruce Springsteen / Bono
-Tupac Shakur / Snoop Dogg
-Jackson 5 / Diana Ross
-The Cure / Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
-Bonnie Raitt / Melissa Etheridge
-The Staple Singers / Lauryn Hill
-Pearl Jam / David Letterman
-Joan Baez / Jackson Browne
-Metallica / Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Gladys Knight & the Pips / Mariah Carey
-The Moody Blues / Ann Wilson of Heart

As a reminder, the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction special will air on HBO and HBO Max Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST. This year’s inductees include Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff.


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.