Ozzy OsbourneForeigner and Peter Frampton are among the 2024 inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Other inductees in the Performer category are Mary J. Blige, Cher, Dave Matthews BandKool & The Gang and A Tribe Called Quest.

Jimmy BuffettMC5Dionne Warwick and Norman Whitfield will be presented with the Musical Excellence Award; Alexis KornerJohn Mayall and Big Mama Thornton will receive the Musical Influence Award; and Suzanne de Passe is getting the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

The induction ceremony will be held on October 19th at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. It will air live on Disney+. An edited version will run on ABC at a later date, and will be available on Hulu the day after.

“Rock & Roll is an ever-evolving amalgam of sounds that impacts culture and moves generations,” John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation, said in a statement. “This diverse group of inductees each broke down musical barriers and influenced countless artists that followed in their footsteps.”

To be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to have been released in 1999 or earlier.

Ozzy, along with the rest of the original lineup of Black Sabbath, was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2006, but the legendary heavy metal singer will now be recognized for his solo career.

Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall after at least 25 years have passed since their first record was released.

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  1. Ozzy osbourne going in as a solo artist is laughable. He did not write much on the albums. IN fact on the best album ever written, Diary of a madman, he was absent 90% of the time according to Andrew Klein who has heard the Holy Grail tapes. lee did some of the melodies and did vocals. Ozzy, once again, found him as the second best vocalist in a band…first Bill ward then lee Kerslake.

    I bet the Osbournes fired Lee because they realized Ozzy was not needed except to lay down vocals., His contributions would be minimized.

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