A new class of iconic musicians is entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and you can see it happen in person at the induction ceremony this spring.
The ceremony will be held on Friday, March 29, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tickets go on sale right here on AXS on Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. local time, while memorabilia from the new inductees will go on display in the museum in March. The ceremony will also be broadcast on HBO and Sirius XM radio.
This year marks the 34th induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame, and the new inductees are The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies. The nomination is Nicks' second, as she was inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998.
While the induction is an exciting accolade for many musicians, others are unimpressed and even critical, including Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen.
"They're just running out of people to put in there, to be quite honest," Collen said recently in a radio interview. "And there's not that many bands left—that's the other thing. I know that's not really a consideration, but, yeah, if you stick out there long enough [...] They're gonna go, 'Oh, who do we put in this year?' And they kind of scrape the barrel. So, yeah, we'd get in at some point, I guess."
Despite Collen's misgivings, the Rock Hall still draws in thousands of visitors this year and is aiming to be not just a hall of fame and museum but a place for interactive exhibits, as well. Their newly announced plans for 2019 include the Interactive Garage, a space taking up the entire second floor of the museum where visitors can spend some time playing instruments and getting a taste of a musician's life.