The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, The MC5, and More Are The Inductees for 2024

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Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner and Peter Frampton, The MC5 and a surprisingly larger than usual class are among the 2024 inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Other inductees include are Mary J. Blige, Cher, Dave Matthews Band, Kool & The Gang And A Tribe Called Quest will enter from the Performer category. Jimmy Buffett, MC5, Dionne Warwick and Norman Whitfield will be enshrined with the Musical Excellence Award, while Alexis Korner, John Mayall and Big Mama Thornton will receive the Musical Influence Award; and Suzanne de Passe is getting the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Notable snubs include Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Oasis, Eric B. and Rakim, and Jane’s Addiction, but this is a huge, uncommon class of artists. Ozzy is one of the few rare Metal artists inducted and few of just a few artists to be inducted with a band and as a solo artist. Black Sabbath was inducted in 2006.Ozzy has commented on the honor:

Ozzy said (as told to Rolling Stone) it “feels big. I’m more than honored.”

He went on to reflect on his solo career, saying: “With every new music venture there’s always a certain amount of surprise that comes when you see the fans embrace it, because no one wants to make a record and have it flop. I feel like I was invited to a party in 1980, and it hasn’t stopped. Not bad for a guy who was fired from his last band.”

“Rock & Roll is an ever-evolving amalgam of sounds that impacts culture and moves generations,” John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation, said in a statement. “This diverse group of inductees each broke down musical barriers and influenced countless artists that followed in their footsteps.”

To be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to have been released in 1999 or earlier.

Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall after at least 25 years have passed since their first record was released.

Rock Hall rules state that artists become eligible a quarter century after their first records were released, but the Hall also claims that other “criteria include the influence and significance of the artists’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock ‘n’ roll.”  

At the same time the Rock Hall has never been just about Rock and from the first year of inductees, have included other genres like Hip-Hop, RnB, Blues, Soul, Gospel, Jazz, and more.

The induction ceremony will be held on October 19 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. It will air live on Disney+. An edited version will run on ABC at a later date, and will be available on Hulu the day after.