VOLUME (Ch. 106) was once again the home for a major announcement from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this time unveiling the 2018 Inductees on Feedback! Hosts Nik Carter and Lori Majewski were joined live by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation CEO Joel Peresman for the second year in a row to reveal the Inductees.
The 2018 Inductees are…
The Moody Blues
Award for Early Influence
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Tune in to VOLUME all day long for conversations with past and present Inductees, members of the Rock Hall Committee, and of course, fans and listeners.
Also, tune in to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio (Ch. 310) to hear the legendary music from The Class of 2018 all month long, along with Rock Hall curator insights and reflections.
The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Rock Hall will host a week of events leading up to the celebration including the unveiling of the 2018 Inductee exhibit and Hall of Fame floor.
Ticket on-sale dates will be announced in January.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony will again have its television premiere on HBO, and a radio broadcast on SiriusXM. Broadcast details will be announced later.
Four of the Inductees were on the ballot for the first time, including Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Additionally, the top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a “fans’ ballot” that was tallied along with the other ballots to determine the 2018 Inductees. Four of the top five artists (Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits and The Cars) from the fan ballot will be inducted as performers in 2018.
To be eligible for Induction, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of induction. The 2018 Nominees had to release their first official recording no later than 1992.
Ballots were sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, including current living Inductees, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.
For more information, go to RockHall.com.