MAGNET Goes To The 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Robert Smith

That headline is correct: MAGNET did get to go to the 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. And our Wes Orshoski did shoot these images for us. But he didn’t have the right credentials to take photos of the actual show. So he was relegated to watch the Cure from backstage, on a screen like the rest of us MAGNETeers who have been binging on Robert Smith and Co. recently. (Though he did get to see as much of absentee inductee Thom Yorke as the folks in the good seats, which is to say not at all.) But Wes had a fun night, and though he was totally bummed he didn’t actually see the Cure play live, he’s not complaining. Boys don’t cry after all.

The rest of the Cure
Def Leppard (with presenter Brian May)
The Zombies
Stevie Nicks (with presenter Harry Styles)
Janet Jackson (with presenter Janelle Monáe)
Roxy Music presenter Duran Duran
Zombies presenter Susanna Hoffs
Fleetwood Mac
Robert Smith when told that MAGNET’s Wes Orshoski had to watch the Cure’s performance from backstage on a TV monitor