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 vintage induction speeches – most rarely heard by 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 inductees and presenters:
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 Nov. 7 when the latest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled to air on HBO.