The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The 2014 Ceremony was open to the public, as it had been for the Induction Ceremonies in Cleveland (2009, 2012) and Los Angeles (2013). This was the first time that the event was held in New York.
The inductees are:
Hall and Oates
Ahmet Ertegun Award:
Andrew Loog Oldham
The Award for Musical Excellence:
The E Street Band
Special guests this year include: Chris Martin, Glenn Frey, Michael Stipe, Questlove, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Asher, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Tom Morello, Sheryl Crow, Lorde, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Art Garfunkel and Youssou N’Dour.
"This year's Hall of Fame Inductees really capture the passion of the fans," said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. "We're thrilled to again be able to have the fans be a part of the show, especially as we bring the ceremony to Barclays Center and partner again with HBO and Playtone."
"Brooklyn has always been a hotbed for rock and roll and we're proud to continue that tradition by hosting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark.
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performer Inductees were chosen by more than 700 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.
For this year's Inductions, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame again offered fans the opportunity to officially participate in the selection process. The public was able to cast votes online for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a "fan's ballot" that was tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 Inductees. Three of the top five artists from the fans' ballot were inducted.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will also open a special exhibit on the 2014 Inductees in conjunction with the 2014 Induction Ceremony. The Museum is a nonprofit organization that tells the story of rock and roll's cultural influence through its exhibits, public events, educational programs and a world-class Library and Archives.
For more information on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, visit www.rockhall.com.