Roxy Music to perform without Brian Eno at Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

Roxy Music will be among the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees this Friday, March 29, and will perform to celebrate the occasion … most of the group, at least. Lead singer Bryan Ferry confirmed in a statement sent to fork that the original instantiation of the band would play (himself, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera) but without former keyboardist Brian Eno and drummer Paul Thompson.

Eno was not a part of the group’s 30th anniversary reunion in 2001, but Thompson was and played with the reunited group until 2011. (Their split was officially announced in 2014.) Ferry claimed that Eno and Thompson had “other commitments” that prevented them from participating in the Rock Hall show.

Ferry also confirmed that the group will present a set of their greatest hits “by a selection of musicians”. John Taylor and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran are expected to induct the group. Roxy Music is inducted alongside Radiohead (Thom Yorke almost certainly doesn’t show up), The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leppard and the Zombies in a ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The event will air on HBO this spring.

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