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T. Rex, Whitney and The Notorious B.I.G. to join Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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T. Rex, Whitney and The Notorious B.I.G. to join Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Left-right: T. Rex's Marc Bolan, Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G.

Whitney Houston and British acts T. Rex and Depeche Mode are to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

They will be joined by The Notorious B.I.G., Nine Inch Nails and The Doobie Brothers, it was revealed on Wednesday.

The six were selected from to be honoured at the annual awards in Cleveland, Ohio, in May.

Thin Lizzy, Motorhead and Judas Priest were among the acts to miss out. Bruce Springsteen's producer Jon Landau will receive a special award.

The producer, journalist and artist manager will collect the Ahmet Ertegun award, as will former Ticketmaster and Live Nation Entertainment boss Irving Azoff.


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Artists are eligible for the famous hall 25 years after the release of their first album.

Last year saw Janet Jackson and Stevie Nicks inducted alongside UK acts Roxy Music, Radiohead, The Cure, The Zombies and Def Leppard.

During her acceptance speech, Jackson pleaded with the US institution, which had been criticised for a lack of diversity, to "please induct more women".

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he was "pretty freaked out" about receiving the accolade.


"I'm allowing myself, for a limited period of time, to feel good about this," he said.

The industrial rockers are perhaps best known for the track Hurt, which was covered to haunting effect by country legend Johnny Cash shortly before his death.

Reznor and bandmate Atticus Ross are racking up the awards, having picked up Oscars in 2011 for their work on the soundtrack to The Social Network.


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16 January 2020, 9:12