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Rock Hall 2024: Reactions from Inductees

The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees had plenty to say about being part of the latest induction class. Their reactions can be viewed below. [inlink id="rock-hall-2024-class" text="As previously reported"], the Rock Hall 2024 class is as follows: Performer Category Mary J. Blige Cher Dave Matthews Band Foreigner Peter Frampton Kool & The Gang Ozzy Osbourne A Tribe Called Quest Musical Influence Award (Given to a performing artist or group whose music and performance style have directly influenced and helped inspire and evolve rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture.)   Alexis Korner John Mayall Big Mama Thornton Musical Excellence Award (Given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.) Jimmy Buffett MC5 Dionne Warwick Norman Whitfield Ahmet Ertegun Award (Given to non-performing industry professionals who, through their dedicated belief and support of artists and their music have had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture. )  Suzanne de Passe   When is the Rock Hall 2024 Induction Ceremony? The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 19 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. [inlink id="rock-hall-2024-nominees" text="As previously reported"], the 2024 ceremony will live stream on Disney+. An edited special will air on ABC at a later date, which will be available on Hulu the next day. John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement, "Rock & Roll is an ever-evolving amalgam of sounds that impacts culture and moves generations. This diverse group of inductees each broke down musical barriers and influenced countless artists that followed in their footsteps." For the first time this year, the Rock Hall induction class was announced on American Idol. Host Ryan Seacrest and judge/2022 Rock Hall inductee Lionel Richie did the honors. The Rock Hall noted in a press release, "Four out of the eight inductees in the Performer category were on the ballot for the first time, including Cher, Foreigner, Kool & the Gang and Peter Frampton." However, it should also be noted that Ozzy Osbourne was on the ballot for the first time as a solo artist, despite being eligible since 2005.

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