The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which was to have taken place in Cleveland this year, was already postponed from its original May 2 date to November. Now this year's event has been canceled outright. There will, however, be a induction special that will air November 7 at 8 PM ET on HBO (and HBO Max), that will celebrate the "impact, influence and music" of this year's inductees, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, Whitney Houston and The Doobie Brothers.

Here's the full official statement (via

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns and for the health and safety of our rock & roll family, the live 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony concert scheduled for this November in Cleveland, Ohio is canceled. In place of the live event, the 2020 Inductees will be honored with an exclusive special that will air on HBO and stream on HBO MAX on November 7, 2020 at 8pm celebrating the impact, influence and music of Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff...

While we might not be able to rock out together in 2020, we are excited to announce that in fall of 2021, the Induction Ceremony returns to Cleveland for a live concert and celebration. More details about the 2021 Ceremony, and Induction Week will be provided at a later date.

As the statement mentions, the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will happen in Cleveland (which is home to the Rock Hall) in the fall, details TBA.

In the meantime, you can watch hundreds of performances from past Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies on the Hall's official YouTube.