HBO 2021 Rock Hall induction special premieres Saturday but it will keep on playing and with be available On Demand too after 1st airing.
2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place on October 30 in at Cleveland's Rocket
Mortgage Field House, and a TV special featuring highlights of the event premieres this weekend on Saturday, November 20, on HBO and HBO Max.
Among this year's honorees were The Go-Gos, the first all-female band to play their own instruments ever to be inducted. Go-Gos drummer Gina Schock tells ABC that getting to take part in the ceremony and the associated induction events was, "Just magnificent."
Schock says, "It was exciting enough just finding out her band was going to be nominated, but when you get there, your mind is blown by the enormity of it all!"
Schock says that the real focus of the event for her band was playing for their fans.
"It was cool, because when we played, everybody stood up, everybody was dancing and everybody was singing. And it really was just an incredible feeling!"
Actress Drew Barrymore gave the induction speech welcoming The Go-Gos into the Rock Hall. Schock says some questioned her why Barrymore was picked to honor the band, but Gina notes, "There couldn't be a better person inducting us, 'cause Drews like a real fan. She's been a fan since she's been a kid."
Schock says another highlight for her was getting to meet Paul McCartney, who was on hand to induct the Foo Fighters.
Among this year's other inductees were Todd Rundgren (Finally. Took 4 nominations, Tina Turner (2nd woman to become a 2 time inductee), Carole King (another 2 time inductee woman) and Jay-Z. But I think the favorite for "The Cope" here has got to be Guitar Genius Randy Rhoads for OZZY's solo career. Being inducted for Musical Excellence. Rockhall.com has all the info.
Let's all watch HBO for the festivities. -Marc "The Cope" Coppola