Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G + more inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G + more inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Words by Will Brewster

Alongside Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston and T. Rex.

The Rock & Roll Fall Of Fame has officially inducted its 2020 nominees into its hallowed canon, celebrating the commercial and cultural significance of some of the most iconic artists and acts in contemporary music.

This year’s ceremony, which was pre-recorded and featured no musical performances due to the pandemic, saw industrial titans Nine Inch Nails, yacht rock legends The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode and T. Rex commemorated by the Hall, with each act being inducted by Iggy Pop, Luke Bryan, Charlize Theron and Ringo Starr via live-stream respectively.

The Hall  of Fame have also officially added Brooklyn hip-hop artist The Notorious B.I.G – widely recognised as one of the most influential rappers of all time – as well as Whitney Houston, who were each inducted by Alicia Keys and Diddy.

In addition, veteran music producer Jon Landau and entertainment impresario Irving Azoff have also been added to the Hall of Fame, with the former being introduced by his longtime associate Bruce Springsteen.

A tribute was also held to commemorate the legacy of Eddie Van Halen, with Slash, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Tom Morello honouring the late virtuoso by declaring him ‘the Mozart of a generation’.

Watch Trent Reznor’s acceptance speech below.

Find out more about this year’s inductees and watch all the speeches via the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.