The 26th annual ceremony will take place on Monday, March 14, 2011, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will be broadcast on Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network.
The performer Inductees are:
· Alice Cooper
· Neil Diamond
· Dr. John
· Darlene Love
· Tom Waits
Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients (nonperformers):
· Jac Holzman
· Art Rupe
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award for Musical Excellence (previously the Sidemen category):
· Leon Russell
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by more than 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.
All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Through approaches as creative and diverse as the music itself, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum tells the story of rock music with its exhibits, education programs and Library and Archives.
Presenters and performers at the induction will be announced at a later date. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be broadcast on Fuse; more information can be found at fuse.tv.
Stay tuned for upcoming events.