You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Hall calls Black Sabbath

Legendary rockers inducted into Hall of Fame

After being passed over the last nine years, Black Sabbath has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sabbath will be inducted March 13 along with Blondie, trumpeter Miles Davis, Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols and Herb Albert and Jerry Moss. All of the inductees have appeared on previous ballots.

Sabbath’s exclusion for the hall has been a bone of contention among heavy-metal fans well as the band members. Ozzy Osbourne suggested that their name be removed from the ballot six years ago, and guitarist Tony Iommi has decried the hall’s elitism that has kept out popular and groundbreaking bands that never won critical acclaim.

The Sex Pistols, for example, were selected for a single album — “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols” — which, the Hall stated, “kicked the British punk movement into high gear.”

Moss and Alpert will be inducted in the nonperformer category for their work at A&M Records.

Inductees in the sidemen category will be announced later.

Among the artists who did not get the required numbers of votes were Cat Stevens, the Patti Smith Group, the J. Geils Band and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

The 21st annual induction ceremony will be held in New York at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

More Scene

  • Mr Chow 50th Anniversary celebration

    Mr. Chow 50th Anniversary Party Draws Stevie Wonder, Heidi Klum & More Stars

    After being passed over the last nine years, Black Sabbath has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sabbath will be inducted March 13 along with Blondie, trumpeter Miles Davis, Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols and Herb Albert and Jerry Moss. All of the inductees have appeared on previous ballots. […]

  • Paley Center for Media presents They

    African-American Showrunners Talk Strides in TV Representation

    After being passed over the last nine years, Black Sabbath has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sabbath will be inducted March 13 along with Blondie, trumpeter Miles Davis, Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols and Herb Albert and Jerry Moss. All of the inductees have appeared on previous ballots. […]

  • 'Annihilation' film premiere

    'Annihilation' Star Jennifer Jason Leigh Responds to Whitewashing Accusations

    After being passed over the last nine years, Black Sabbath has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sabbath will be inducted March 13 along with Blondie, trumpeter Miles Davis, Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols and Herb Albert and Jerry Moss. All of the inductees have appeared on previous ballots. […]

  • Viola Davis Women in the World

    Viola Davis on #MeToo: 'If You're Dedicated to Change, Let It Cost You Something'

    After being passed over the last nine years, Black Sabbath has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sabbath will be inducted March 13 along with Blondie, trumpeter Miles Davis, Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols and Herb Albert and Jerry Moss. All of the inductees have appeared on previous ballots. […]

  • LeBron James Stephen Curry All-Star Game

    NBA All-Star Weekend 2018: The Ultimate Party Guide

    After being passed over the last nine years, Black Sabbath has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sabbath will be inducted March 13 along with Blondie, trumpeter Miles Davis, Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols and Herb Albert and Jerry Moss. All of the inductees have appeared on previous ballots. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content