Janet Jackson’s rigorous rehearsals will prevent her from performing when she is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“She’s preparing for her ‘Metamorphosis’ residency in Vegas, so that’s been her focus,” according to reports.
Jackson’s Vegas show promises to “peel back the layers of the immensely private life of [Jackson], sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global Icon,” according to the concert’s release.
Meanwhile, fellow inductee Radiohead will also sit out performing as frontman, Thom Yorke won’t even be in attendance.
Jackson and Radiohead will be inducted with Stevie Knicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music and The Zombies.
In a fabulous display of one generation honoring the former that inspired them and their own work, Janelle Monáe will be presenting Jackson with the coveted honor.
HBO will exclusively debut the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday April 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET /PT. The ceremony will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand, as well as the network’s partnering streaming platforms.
By Damilola Faustino