When Carole King takes the stage for her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a performer, she will be ushered into the circle of honor by none other than Taylor Swift. The RRHOF Foundation announced the initial list of all-star presenters on Monday (Oct. 18), which also includes Beatles and solo legend Paul McCartney doing the honors for the Foo Fighters and Drew Barrymore setting the stage for The Go-Go’s.
The performers will take the stage of the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio on Oct. 30 to film the 36th annual ceremony, which will air on HBO on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET. Other special guests include What’s Love Got to Do With It star Angela Bassett inducting Tina Turner and Lionel Richie inducting music executive/film producer Clarence “Black Godfather” Avant for the Ahmet Ertegun Award as well as performances from Christina Aguilera, Mickey Gutyon, H.E.R. and Bryan Adams.
At press time the inductors for 2021 honorees Jay-Z and Todd Rundgren in the performer category, Kraftwerk, Charley Patton and Gil Scott-Heron in the early influence category, and LL Cool J, Billy Preston and guitarist Randy Rhoads in the musical excellence category had not yet been announced; Grohl was previously inducted as part of Nirvana, and King was inducted into the Rock Hall as a songwriter.
This year’s ceremony will air on HBO and stream on HBO Max and will be simulcast on SiriusXM Rock & Roll Hall of Fame radio (310) and Volume (106).