Peter Gabriel is set to join The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and will be inducted in 2014. Chosen by more than 700 voters (artists, historians and music industry professionals) of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, the 2014 honorees will also receive an exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland in conjunction with the ceremony. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording. This year (for only the second time) fans were able to participate in the selection process and 1.4 million votes were cast. The awards ceremony will take place on April 10 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and is open to the public and tickets will go on sale in January and a TV special will be aired on HBO in May.
On hearing the news today Peter said “Because this is a recognition for all your work, it means a lot more to me than an award for a single or an album. It’s also great to get some acknowledgement from your peers. I’m looking forward to coming in April”.
Alongside Peter other artists inducted included Hall and Oates, KISS and Nirvana.
Picture from the ‘Plays Live’ concert