Exclusive: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame President recaps 2022 induction ceremony

Rock Hall of Fame President Greg Harris spoke to us about the 2022 inudction ceremony that took place November 5th, 2022 in Los Angeles. He spoke surprises and stand out moments.

On Saturday, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2022 induction ceremony took place at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater.

You can see the FULL list of inductees below.

We also had a chance to speak to the President and CEO of the Hall, Greg Harris.

We spoke about the most surprising moments of the ceremony.

Part of the conversation was how 6 hours of the ceremony will be edited down to 3 hours for broadcast on HBO November 19th, 2022

Here are The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2022 inductees:

Performer Category

  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
  • Duran Duran
  • Eminem
  • Eurythmics
  • Dolly Parton
  • Lionel Richie
  • Carly Simon

Musical Excellence Award

  • Judas Priest
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

Early Influence Award

  • Harry Belafonte
  • Elizabeth Cotten

Ahmet Ertegun Award

  • Allen Grubman
  • Jimmy Iovine
  • Sylvia Robinson

To be eligible for Rock Hall nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

According to a statement released by the Rock Hall earlier this year, when the 2022 nominees were announced, “Seven out of 17 of the Nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Beck, Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest.”

This also marked Eminem’s first year of eligibility.

This year’s ballot recognized “a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “Their music not only moved generations, but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”

Nominee ballots were sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. The Rock Hall considers an array of factors, including an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.

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