Randy Rhoads to receive Musical Excellence Award at 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Photo of Randy RHOADS; playing Gibson Les Paul guitar, performing live onstage with Ozzy Osbourne
(Image credit: Fin Costello/Redferns)

The 2021 inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, with the Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, Carole King, the Go-Go’s, Jay-Z and Todd Rundgren all getting the nod this year.

It will be Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl’s second go-round, following his 2014 induction with Nirvana, as well as number two for Turner, who entered in 1991 with Ike & Tina Turner, and King, who was honored with her former songwriting partner Gerry Goffin in 1990.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.