Harry Styles, Trent Reznor to welcome Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be welcomed by today’s biggest names in music, such as Harry Styles and Janelle Monáe. While many of those speaking are not yet eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall themselves, they certainly have already left a legacy on the music industry.
That said, to be eligible for nomination, each band or artist’s first single or album must be at least 25 years old, released in 1993 or earlier.
However, according to Spin, the ex-One Direction member will be inducting his "adopted mother," Stevie Nicks. In other scene-related appearances, Queen’s Brian May will introduce Def Leppard while Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor will welcome the Cure.
You can check out a full list of inductees with their relative speakers below.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 speakersRadiohead — David Byrne
Stevie Nicks — Harry Styles
Janet Jackson — Janelle Monáe
The Cure — Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
Roxy Music — John Taylor and Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)
The Zombies — Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
Def Leppard — Brian May (Queen)
The list above is the product of a voting system based on 15 total nominations. Originally, the nominations included Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, the Cure, Todd Rundgren, Rufus & Chaka Khan and the Zombies.
Fans could vote through Dec. 9, 11:59 p.m. EST, online or in-person at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
The Class of 2019 will be honored March 29, 2018 at the 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets for the event are on sale now.
The event will air on HBO alongside a SiriusXM broadcast on April 27.
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