Trent Reznor to induct The Cure into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor will induct The Cure into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was announced on Wednesday (March 13th). Other presenters will include Queen’s Brian May for Def Leppard, David Byrne for Radiohead, Harry Styles for Stevie Nicks, Janelle Monáe for Janet Jackson, the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs for the Zombies and Duran Duran‘s John Taylor and Simon Le Bon for Roxy Music.
Nine Inch Nails itself was nominated in 2016, but was not inducted and has not made the final cut for the past three years either. Reznor told Stereogum last year, “Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, who knows what that is . . . I honestly couldn’t give less of a s**t. I’m not gonna sleep any better. Included or not. With that being said, it’s always nice to feel you’ve been appreciated to some degree but it’s not on my list of things I have to achieve before I die.”
The ceremony will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29th. Details on performances have not been made public, but Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, the Zombies and Roxy Music are all expected to perform. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has indicated that he will not attend due to a prior commitment, although other members of the band may attend.
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott told Rolling Stone about being inducted, “How wonderful to be in the same club as the Rolling Stones and the Beatles and the Who and Queen. It’s a good club to be in.”
Story source: Rolling Stone