The 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Record Date 03/29/19 and Air Date 04/27/19: Opening and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor inducted The Cure, clearly a major influence on NIN, into the Hall of Fame, calling them one of “the most heartbreakingly brilliant rock bands the world has ever known.” He also cheekily admitted to having less than kind things to say about the institution in the past. “I remember saying to myself not so long ago, ‘How can I take this awards ceremony seriously if they’ll [induct] X, Y and Z, but they won’t even acknowledge The Cure?’ But then I got a phone call, and here we are,” he said. “Let’s just say I’ve never been so happy to eat my words as on that day.” And that performance from The Cure? Hoo boy. From the unexpected feral opener of “Shake Dog Shake” (okay, why not?) to heartstring-tugger “Just Like Heaven” to closer “Boys Don’t Cry,” the roar of the crowd didn’t get louder than when Robert Smith was on stage.