This week brings the 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and ahead of the event, the Rock Hall is teaming up with the iHeartPodcast Network to launch a podcast that will showcase the best acceptance speeches from earlier ceremonies.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Vault podcast series will feature iconic induction speeches – most rarely heard from people outside the music community. The first season will launch with The Beatles inducted by Mick Jagger, N.W.A inducted by Kendrick Lamar, The Eagles inducted by Jimmy Buffet, and Stevie Nicks inducted by Harry Styles. New episodes will premiere every Friday through the end of the year. A second season will premiere in early 2021.
“Over the past 35 years, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies have become renowned for their impassioned and sometimes outrageous acceptance speeches,” said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network. “We’re thrilled to bring the most iconic moments of past and present music infamy to fans around the world and continue to share what’s made the event special in the past and for years to come,” he said in the joint announcement.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Vault podcast series will include speeches from the following presenters and inductees:
- Stevie Nicks & Harry Styles
- The Beatles & Mick Jagger
- N.W.A. & Kendrick Lamar
- The Eagles & Jimmy Buffett
- Queen & Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters
- Prince & Alicia Keys & Outkast
- Stevie Wonder & Paul Simon
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Miley Cyrus
- Janet Jackson & Janelle Monae
- Bruce Springsteen & Bono
- Tupac Shakur & Snoop Dogg
- Jackson 5 & Diana Ross
- The Cure & Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
- Bonnie Raitt & Melissa Etheridge
- The Staple Singers & Lauryn Hill
- Pearl Jam & David Letterman
- Joan Baez & Jackson Browne
- Metallica & Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Gladys Knight & The Pips & Mariah Carey
- The Moody Blues & Ann Wilson of Heart
“Each year, rock’s highest honor, Induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, is bestowed upon a handful of artists, cementing their legacy for eternity,” said Rock Hall President Greg Harris. “That night, they are celebrated by their peers and the contemporary artists they have influenced. All share mutual admiration for these legends who have dedicated their lives to rock and roll.”
The list of speeches will grow November 7 when the latest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled to air on HBO.