The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022 has been revealed, and it’s a diverse one. Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Eurythmics, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, and Carly Simon all got the call to the Hall in the Performer category. Judas Priest and producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will be inducted under the Musical Excellence category, while Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten will go in under the Early Influence category.
Legendary lawyer Allen Grubman, Interscope founder/producer/engineer/Beats One founder Jimmy Iovine and Sylvia Robinson will be inducted under the Ahmet Ertegun category, which honors non-performing industry professionals who have had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock and music that has impacted youth culture.
For the first time in Rock Hall history, six female acts will be inducted together. This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Nov. 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
“This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of rock & roll,” said John Sykes, chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Their music moved generations and influenced so many artists that followed.”
Rage Against the Machine (and the New York Dolls) didn’t make it … again. But, we did see it coming. As previously reported, Parton initially removed herself from consideration for this year’s Rock Hall class because she said she didn’t consider herself a rock artist, but later changed her mind and said she’d accept the award if offered.
The ceremony will air at a later date (as usual) on HBO and stream on HBO Max, along with a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310 and SiriusXM’s Volume channel 106.