May 24, 2024

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2024 was announced Sunday night (4/21) during an episode of American Idol. The honors were handled by “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and “Idol” judge Lionel Richie, who is in Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Eight 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Are:

Peter Frampton

“Frampton Comes Alive!,” a live double set, ruled the mid-70s.

Foreigner 

Journeyman Rock band (“Urgent,” “Double Vision” and “Cold As Ice”) who also scored with ballads (“Waiting For A Girl Like You” and “I Want To Know What Love Is”).

Ozzy Osbourne 

Heavy Metal icon whose solo career nearly eclipsed his stints fronting Black Sabbath. He is also in the Hall as a member of Sabbath.

Dave Matthews Band

A multi-platinum jam band, they have released ten studio albums and numerous live sets.

Per “tradition” the Hall also inducts artists not generally associated with Rock. This year, Cher (Showbiz icon), Mary J. Blige (Queen of Hip-Hop Soul), Kool & The Gang (70’s’early ’80s Soul-Funk hitmakers) and A Tribe Called Quest (Hip-Hop) were added to the Hall.

Also, MC5 will be presented with the Musical Excellence Award while John Mayall, and Big Mama Thornton will receive the Musical Influence Award. 

The induction ceremony is slated for October 19th in Cleveland.

Rock nominees NOT inducted were Jane’s Addiction (L.A. Psych-Alt), Oasis (Battling brothers, Noel and Liam Gallagher, made great ’90s Rock) and Lenny Kravitz (Rock, Soul, Funk).

The remaining nominees were Eric B. & Rakim (Hip-Hop), Sade (Soul vocalist extraordinaire), Mariah Carey (Pop diva) and Sinéad O’Connor (compelling singer who covered Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”).

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