Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Peter Frampton Inducted To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Alongside Mary J. Blige, A Tribe Called Quest...

Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Peter Frampton, and A Tribe Called Quest are amongst this year’s inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

The institution remains a high-profile – if opinion-splitting – organisation, but the annual round of inductees always makes for intriguing reading. 2024 brings an eclectic crop, led by American icon Cher, metal hero Ozzy Osbourne, and the legendary Peter Frampton.

New York hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest will be honoured, alongside R&B queen Mary J. Blige, Dave Matthews Band, Foreigner, and disco kings Kool & The Gang.

The induction ceremony will take place on October 19th at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, boasting live performances and speeches.

Speaking to Billboard, Ozzy Osbourne said earning a second induction “feels big. I’m more than honored.”

“With every new music venture there’s always a certain amount of surprise that comes when you see the fans embrace it, because no one wants to make a record and have it flop,” Ozzy continued, reflecting upon his solo career. “I feel like I was invited to a party in 1980, and it hasn’t stopped. Not bad for a guy who was fired from his last band.”

Black Sabbath have of course already been honoured – but Ozzy was actually dismissive of the hall’s overtures on their first nomination in 1999. He said at the time:

“Just take our name off the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it’s not voted on by the fans. It’s voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the media, who’ve never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me. Let’s face it, Black Sabbath has never been media darlings. We’re a people’s band and that suits us just fine.”

Peter Frampton said of his induction:

This is something I never expected. I am overwhelmed that I will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Game, especially alongside so many incredible artists who have gone before me. I can’t thank everyone enough for voting for me. You are the best. Somebody pinch me please!!

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony takes place on October 19th.

Related: Rock & Rules – Peter Frampton

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