2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Special: How to Watch the Music Extravaganza

Fans of rock and popular music are in for a treat this January 1st. Make sure to tune in on Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC for a night to remember. The 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame special will broadcast the unforgettable induction ceremony straight from Brooklyn’s vibrant music scene to your screens.

The ceremony, a convergence of musical titans and trailblazers, crowned a new class of legends. The hallowed list included the likes of Rage Against the Machine and Kate Bush, alongside genre-defining artists such as Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, and Willie Nelson, with posthumous honors for George Michael and The Spinners.

2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Not just an evening of accolades, the event paid homage to the architects of sound and rhythm. DJ Kool Herc and the late Link Wray were celebrated for their seismic influence on music, while Don Cornelius was posthumously awarded the Ahmet Ertegun Award. The night also shone a spotlight on the extraordinary contributions of Chaka Khan, Al Kooper, and Bernie Taupin with the Music Excellence Award.

The ceremony was a tapestry of tribute performances and heartfelt speeches. Jimmy Page’s tribute to Link Wray and Brittany Howard’s soul-stirring rendition of “The Weight” were among the evening’s poignant moments. Tom Morello’s speech and St. Vincent’s cover of “Running Up That Hill” were stirring odes to their fellow inductees.

For those who wish to relive the gala or experience it for the first time, the special will also be available to stream on Hulu and Disney+ starting January 2. This broadcast is more than a showcase of musical greats—it’s a celebration of the enduring spirit and innovation of rock & roll.

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