Rock Hall of Fame 2021 Inductees: The Go-Go’s, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, Foo Fighters Among Official List

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced this year’s list of inductees, and it’s among the most varied in quite some time.

As it’s all laid out on the official Rock Hall site:

Performer Category:

Tina Turner
Carole King
The Go-Go’s
Foo Fighters
Todd Rundgren

Other notable recognitions announced as part of the Class of 2021:

Early Influence Award:

Charley Patton
Gil Scott-Heron

Musical Excellence Award:

LL Cool J
Billy Preston
Randy Rhoads

Ahmet Ertegun Award:

Clarence Avant

(Notable acts nominated for inclusion that didn’t make the final cut include Iron Maiden, Dionne Warwick, Kate Bush, Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, New York Dolls and Rage Against the Machine, among others).

With the Foo Fighters’ official inclusion, this marks the second induction for Dave Grohl, who was previously inducted as a member of Nirvana in 2014.

It’s also the second induction for Carole King, who was first inducted with fellow songwriter Gerry Goffin in 1990.

Some of those honored with an induction shared their excitement on social media:

“This diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “It will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this year’s Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.”

More about the upcoming event, which is on track to host an in-person audience after the 2020 Induction ceremony was a virtual event due to the pandemic:

The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio with a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310. The Induction Ceremony will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max. Tickets go on sale to the public and members in July.  Select Rock Hall donors and members get exclusive Induction ticket opportunities. Donate or join by June 30, 2021 to be eligible. Visit to learn more.


  • Jack Waldhelm says:

    To ignore Kate Bush but induct the Go-Go’s tells you the RRHOF is a complete joke.

  • Greg Hickel says:

    LL Cool J? Jay-Z? Rock n’ Roll? I don’t think so. Would you please change the name to Pop Music Hall Of Fame already? Enough is Enough!

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