Apr 21, 2024 - Music

Dave Matthews Band, Mary J. Blige, Cher lead Rock Hall's class of 2024

Mary J. Blige performs on stage.

2024 Rock Hall inductee. Photo: Mary J. Blige

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its class of 2024 during an episode of "American Idol" Sunday night.

Why it matters: The class, which includes A Tribe Called Quest, Cher, Dave Matthews Band, Foreigner, Mary J. Blige, Peter Frampton, Kool & The Gang and Ozzy Osbourne, will be inducted during a ceremony on Oct. 19 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

  • The show will stream live on Disney+ with a highlight special to air on ABC weeks later.

Driving the news: The "American Idol" announcement was unique for the Rock Hall, which in prior years revealed the inductees live on SiriusXM.

The intrigue: This is the first ceremony to take place in Cleveland since 2021. It will return here every even year, while odd years rotate between New York and Los Angeles.

Between the lines: In addition to the main inductees, Jimmy Buffet, MC5, Dionne Warwick and Norman Whitfield will each receive the Musical Excellence Award.

  • Blues legends Big Mama Thornton, Alexis Korner and John Mayall are this year's Musical Influence Award recipients.
  • The Ahmet Ertegun Award for lifetime achievement will go to music and film producer Suzanne de Passe.

The other side: Nominees who missed out include Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sinéad O'Connor, Oasis, Sade, Eric B. & Rakim and Jane's Addiction.

What's next: The Rock Hall will announce special guests, presenters and ticket information in the coming months.

💭 My thought bubble: This is a loaded class. It'll be interesting to see how they keep the ceremony under five hours.

The bottom line: The class of 2024 features something for everyone, which should make the show in Cleveland a hot ticket.


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