Whitney Houston, eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2010, has finally been voted in.
She will join Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode and T. Rex as 2020 inductees. Also, Bruce Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau and Irving Azoff, best known for managing The Eagles, will be presented with the honorary Ahmet Ertegun Award.
The induction ceremony will take place May 2 at Public Hall in Cleveland, and will air live on HBO and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Nominated but not inducted were Pat Benatar, The Dave Matthews Band, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden and Thin Lizzy.
The Dave Matthews Band, who finished first in the hall’s Fan Vote, isn’t being inducted. Nor are three of the other four acts who finished in the Top 5. As I’ve written before, the Fan Vote is a joke.
The Top 5 in the Fan Vote, in order, were The Dave Matthews Band, Benatar, The Doobie Brothers, Soundgarden and Judas Priest. Houston and Depeche Mode were sixth and seventh, respectively, but T. Rex, an inductee, finished last.
For information, visit rockhall.com.
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