One week after the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony invaded Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, US TV network HBO has shared the first trailer for their annual Rock Hall special, which airs on Saturday, 27 April. You can check it out below.
This montage from the upcoming special focuses on the evening’s all-star induction and acceptance speeches: David Byrne welcoming Radiohead, Harry Styles introducing Stevie Nicks, Janelle Monae presenting “bold visionary” Janet Jackson, the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs on the Zombies, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor inducting Roxy Music and Trent Reznor celebrating The Cure.
The HBO preview also shares a snippet of the evening’s epic musical performances, including the all-star rendition of ‘All the Young Dudes’ featuring Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter that concluded the induction ceremony’s festivities.
The 2019 induction was a star-studded evening, marked by surprising collaborations and touching tributes. Stevie Nicks kicked off the proceedings as the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, while Roxy Music treated the audience to a mini-concert, playing songs including ‘In Every Dream Home a Heartache’, ‘Out of the Blue’, ‘Love is the Drug’, ‘More Than This’, ‘Avalon’ and ‘Editions of You’. The Cure also launched into some of their seminal hits including ‘Shake Dog Shake’, ‘Lovesong’ ‘Just Like Heaven’, ‘A Forest’ and ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.
Following the Zombies’ performance, Def Leppard closed out the proceedings. The band has been up for nomination for 14 years and they’ve only been nominated once. Even with one nomination, the group earned more votes than any in the Rock Hall’s history.
The 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will premiere on 27 April at 8 p.m. EST on HBO as well as HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.