Dave and Chuck the Freak

Almost every year in the lead up to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, there’s some crazy drama afoot. This might be part of the reason why comedian John Mulaney said it’s “the only truly fun award show.”

In a February 2018 appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Mulaney explained that the Rock Hall induction is the award show he’d most like to host. Why?  He said, “Think of it like a wedding if every speech was given by the bride’s ex-boyfriend. Every band comes in with some old grievance, and all their speeches are filled with bile from 30 years before.”

Sure, Mulaney is being a little hyperbolic, but there have been some very uncomfortable speeches and moments in the past at the Rock Hall induction ceremony, so he kind of has a point. (Scroll down after the video for proof if you don’t believe us.)

He makes a couple of other funny, valid points, but we won’t spoil those for you.  Enjoy!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.