Ohio's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2021 Inductees, Including Tina Turner, Foo Fighters

Industry greats will be honored in October during a ceremony in Cleveland.

May 12, 2021 at 4:37 pm
Foo Fighters will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. - Photo: Andreas Neumann
Photo: Andreas Neumann
Foo Fighters will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland revealed its 2021 class of inductees Wednesday.

The latest class includes R&B/Pop-Rock icon Tina Turner, Hip-Hop leader Jay-Z, Rock act Foo Fighters, new-wave Rock band The Go-Go's, multi-instrumentalist and producer Todd Rundgren, and Singer-Songwriter Carole King.

To be eligible for induction, artists must have released their first record at least 25 years ago, the Rock Hall says in a May 12 press release.

The Rock Hall also announced winners in specialty categories.

German Electronic group Kraftwerk, Delta Blues musician Charley Patton, and Spoken-Word artist and Soul musician Gil Scott-Heron will take home the Early Influence Award, which recognizes those who have helped evolve Rock and Roll music and youth culture.

Rapper and producer LL Cool J, R&B and Rock keyboardist Billy Preston and Heavy Metal guitarist Randy Rhoads will receive the Musical Excellence Award, which the Rock Hall bestows upon those who have had a dramatic impact on music.

Longtime music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant will get the Ahmet Ertegun Award. The Ertegun is solely for non-performing industry leaders who have greatly affected the growth of Rock and Roll.

An international voting body of more than 1,200 artists, including current living Inductees, historians and members of the music industry selected the 2021 class members from the dozens of candidates who were on the Rock Hall's shortlist in February.

The 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Oct. 30 in Cleveland. Learn more at rockhall.com.