Rock Hall 2019 Induction Speakers: David Byrne for Radiohead, Trent Reznor for the Cure
By Madison Bloom and Evan Minsker
Speakers for the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony have been announced. Presenters for this year’s inductees include David Byrne (for Radiohead), Trent Reznor (for the Cure), Janelle Monáe (for Janet Jackson), Harry Styles (for Stevie Nicks), Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Simon Le Bon (for Roxy Music), Queen’s Brian May (for Def Leppard), and the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs (for the Zombies).
Byrne was inducted into the Rock Hall with Talking Heads in 2002, and May was inducted with Queen in 2001. Nine Inch Nails have been nominated on the long list for induction consideration twice, but have not been inducted. (When asked last year about being snubbed by the Rock Hall, Reznor replied, “I don’t give a fuck.”) Duran Duran and the Bangles have been eligible for the Rock Hall since 2006, but neither band has been nominated.
Last year, Radiohead were nominated for the Rock Hall in their first year of eligibility. Thom Yorke does not plan to attend this year’s ceremony.