Radiohead, The Cure, Roxy Music, Janet Jackson Inducted Into 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Jasmine Albertson
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees including RadioheadThe Cure, Roxy Music, The Zombies, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, and Stevie Nicks. Nicks is the first woman to be inducted twice.

“To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep breath and smile,” stated Nicks to Rolling Stone. “It’s a glorious feeling.”

Radiohead, who were passed over last year, are possibly the biggest surprise of the group. When their name was tossed around as a possibility last year, the band expressed little interest in being inducted. Jonny Greenwood flat-out stated in an interview, “I don’t care. Maybe it’s a cultural thing that I don’t really understand.” The band’s statement today says otherwise but perhaps they’re just trying to not be rude:

“The members of Radiohead have been surprised to learn of the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The band thanks the Hall of Fame voting body and extends congratulations to this year’s fellow inductees.”

This year’s snubs include Rage Against The Machine, Devo, Kraftwerk, MC5, LL Cool J, John Prine, Todd Rundgren, and Rufus & Chaka Khan. Read a recent interview with Radiohead's Thom Yorke about his soundtrack for the Luca Guadagnino film Suspiria here.

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