Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Go-Gos among notable artists to become Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees – Daily Mail

His first studio album was released in 1996 and he’s since topped the charts with decades of hits.

And Jay-Z earned a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on his first time on the ballot, alongside Foo Fighters and the Go-Go’s.

Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland on Oct. 30 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse before what organizers hope is a full house of fans enjoying live music again. 

99 Problems: Jay-Z earned a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on his first time on the ballot, alongside Foo Fighters and the Go-Go's

99 Problems: Jay-Z earned a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on his first time on the ballot, alongside Foo Fighters and the Go-Go's

99 Problems: Jay-Z earned a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on his first time on the ballot, alongside Foo Fighters and the Go-Go’s

The hall will also welcome LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads with musical excellence awards, and honor Kraftwerk, Gil Scott Heron and Charley Patton as early influencers.

Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren also earned spots on this year’s list  

With Jay-Z, the hall inducts a 23-time Grammy winner and the first rap artist in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His discography includes Hard Knock Life, 99 Problems and Empire State of Mind. He has had 14 No. 1 albums to his credit.

After serving as Nirvana’s drummer, Dave Grohl stepped to center stage with Foo Fighters, becoming one of the few modern rock bands comfortable in arenas. Their hard-hitting sound produced the hits Best of You, Everlong and Times Like These. 

Best of You: Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland on Oct. 30 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse before what organizers hope is a full house of fans enjoying live music again

Best of You: Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland on Oct. 30 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse before what organizers hope is a full house of fans enjoying live music again

Best of You: Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland on Oct. 30 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse before what organizers hope is a full house of fans enjoying live music again

Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go's. Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go's will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren

Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go's. Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go's will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren

Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go’s. Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go’s will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren

As an all-female band that played their own instruments, the Go-Go’s were a relative rarity in the early 1980s. Born from Los Angeles’ punk rock scene, they had a string of melodic hits that included We Got the Beat, Our Lips Are Sealed and Vacation.

Turner, recently celebrated in an HBO documentary, was one of rock’s most stirring comeback stories. After escaping from an abusive relationship with husband and musical partner Ike Turner, she became a solo star in the 1980s behind the world-weary What’s Love Got to Do With It, and scored other hits with Private Dancer and We Don’t Need Another Hero.

King’s life was celebrated in the Broadway musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Stepping forward following a career writing songs for others, her 1971 album Tapestry became one of music’s best-selling albums of all time. Hits include It’s Too Late, You’ve Got a Friend and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

Icon: Turner became a solo star in the '80s behind the world-weary What's Love Got to Do With It, and scored other hits with Private Dancer and We Don't Need Another Hero; seen in 1985

Icon: Turner became a solo star in the '80s behind the world-weary What's Love Got to Do With It, and scored other hits with Private Dancer and We Don't Need Another Hero; seen in 1985

Icon: Turner became a solo star in the ’80s behind the world-weary What’s Love Got to Do With It, and scored other hits with Private Dancer and We Don’t Need Another Hero; seen in 1985 

Legend: King will be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony, to be held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, will be simulcast on SiriusXM and air later on HBO; seen in 2011

Legend: King will be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony, to be held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, will be simulcast on SiriusXM and air later on HBO; seen in 2011

Legend: King will be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony, to be held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, will be simulcast on SiriusXM and air later on HBO; seen in 2011

Doin it: LL Cool J had been nominated six times before earning a spot in the Hall of Fame; seen in 2020

Doin it: LL Cool J had been nominated six times before earning a spot in the Hall of Fame; seen in 2020

Doin it: LL Cool J had been nominated six times before earning a spot in the Hall of Fame; seen in 2020

A power pop pioneer, Rundgren is known for melodic hits like Hello It’s Me, I Saw the Light and We Gotta Get You a Woman. With Bang the Drum All Day, he’s also responsible for the song most celebrated by hooky players everywhere.

Clarence Avant, a former manager, label owner and concert organizer, is being given the Ahmet Ertegun Award as a non-performer. His impact on the music industry was highlighted in the 2019 Netflix documentary, The Black Godfather.

Grohl, King and Turner bring the number of artists inducted into the Rock Hall twice to 26. Prior to King and Turner, Stevie Nicks had been the only woman with that distinction.

Rockstar: Rundgren will be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; seen in 2015

Rockstar: Rundgren will be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; seen in 2015

Rockstar: Rundgren will be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; seen in 2015

After serving as Nirvana's drummer, Dave Grohl stepped to center stage with Foo Fighters, becoming one of the few modern rock bands comfortable in arenas. Their hard-hitting sound produced the hits Best of You, Everlong and Times Like These; seen in 2019

After serving as Nirvana's drummer, Dave Grohl stepped to center stage with Foo Fighters, becoming one of the few modern rock bands comfortable in arenas. Their hard-hitting sound produced the hits Best of You, Everlong and Times Like These; seen in 2019

After serving as Nirvana’s drummer, Dave Grohl stepped to center stage with Foo Fighters, becoming one of the few modern rock bands comfortable in arenas. Their hard-hitting sound produced the hits Best of You, Everlong and Times Like These; seen in 2019 

Two new inductees – Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go’s and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters – were once members of the L.A. punk band the Germs before getting the jobs that led to later fame.

Before getting into the hall in their special categories, both LL Cool J and Kraftwerk had each been nominated six times as performers without being elected.

Five of the six inducted performers are still working artists. Only Turner is retired, and no doubt the hall will try recruiting Beyoncé – she should be in town anyway – to pay tribute onstage. Either way, the hall is hoping for one of the first big concerts since the live music business essentially shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘We really see it as a true celebration of the reopening of music – not only in America but in the world,’ John Sykes, chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in an interview with The Associated Press.

The induction ceremony, to be held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, will simulcast on SiriusXM and air later on HBO.

Got the Beat: The Go-Go's, from left, Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin pose at their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Aug. 11, 2011

Got the Beat: The Go-Go's, from left, Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin pose at their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Aug. 11, 2011

Got the Beat: The Go-Go’s, from left, Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin pose at their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Aug. 11, 2011

Honored: Tina Turner performs her current hit song "What's Love Got to Do With It" in Los Angeles on Sept. 2, 1984

Honored: Tina Turner performs her current hit song "What's Love Got to Do With It" in Los Angeles on Sept. 2, 1984

Honored: Tina Turner performs her current hit song “What’s Love Got to Do With It” in Los Angeles on Sept. 2, 1984

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