The stage is set for the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where legends such as Elton John, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile, and H.E.R. will take the stage to perform alongside some of the prestigious class of 2023 inductees, including Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott, and Sheryl Crow. The Hall also announced on Thursday that the Nov. 3 event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will be livestreamed and televised on Disney+ and ABC.
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Nelson, Elliott, and Crow are joined on the all-star list of 2023 inductees by Kate Bush, George Michael, Rage Against the Machine, and The Spinners. The honorees will be celebrated with performances by St. Vincent and New Edition, as well as Chaka Khan, who will receive the musical excellence award at the ceremony. John’s longtime songwriting collaborator, Bernie Taupin, will also receive the musical excellence prize.
“This historic live stream on Disney+ and special on ABC is a testament to the diverse sounds and enduring power of rock and roll. Over the last three decades, the annual live Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction has become music’s highest honor, celebrating the artists who’ve defined generations and changed music forever.”John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
Aside from this, hip-hop founding father DJ Kool Herc and guitar great Link Wray will both receive the musical influence award; prolific songwriter-musician Al Kooper will receive the musical excellence award; and Soul Train creator Don Cornelius, who died in 2012, will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award, an honor for non-performing industry professionals. To be eligible for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which is celebrating it’s 38th year, artists must have released their first record 25 years prior.
“The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been the home to some of the most memorable moments in music history and celebrates the immeasurable impact these artists have had on the industry and culture, We are so excited to offer audiences a front-row seat when they tune in to Disney+ and ABC.”Rob Mills, executive VP at Disney