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The Doobie Brothers inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
The votes are in for the 35th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with this year’s class inducting The Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, and the Notorious B.I.G.
Jon Landau — Bruce Springsteen’s manager and producer, along with music mogul and Eagles manager Irving Azoff, will be both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
To be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to have been released in 1994 or earlier. The Rock Hall induction ceremony will take place on May 2nd at Cleveland’s Public Hall with the event airing live on HBO.
The other artists shortlisted for induction that didn’t make the final cut this year are: Pat Benatar, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, and Dave Matthews Band.
2020 marks the first time an artist — the Dave Matthews Band — won the fan vote but failed to go on to secure induction.