Kraftwerk, Hip-Hop Legends and Others Also Honored by Rock Hall

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Perhaps the most diverse Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class ever also made room for EDM, deep blues, the poet laureate of soul, and hip-hop tonight at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Kraftwerk were recognized as an early influence, after helping pioneer synth-based and electronic-dance music. Founded in 1970 in Dusseldorf, Germany, the group melded machine-based avant-garde ideas with rock while building and recording in their own self-constructed Kling Klang Studio. They were nominated for induction an astonishing six times before finally receiving this award. Ironically, Depeche Mod…

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