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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Unveils Plans For Induction Ceremony
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its guest list for next week’s induction ceremony in New York City, and as they do every year, the Hall has nabbed a healthy collection of luminaries to participate in the proceedings. It’s always fascinating to see who the Hall chooses to induct each act, and this year’s pairings are pretty intriguing.
Michael Stipe will do the honors for Nirvana, which makes sense, given his friendship with Kurt Cobain in the early nineties. The E Street Band, meanwhile, will be ushered into the Hall by their Boss, the one and only Bruce Springsteen. Glen Frey of the Eagles will do the honors for Linda Ronstadt, while Coldplay’s Chris Martin will induct pop weirdo Peter Gabriel. Hitmakers Hall & Oates have been matched with Roots drummer Questlove, and KISS will get the speech treatment from Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello.
While only KISS’ original lineup (Stanley, Simmons, Frehley, Criss) will be entering the Hall, the band revealed yesterday that current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, along with former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, will be attending as guests of Stanley and Simmons. That should be a fun table to watch!
A comprehensive rundown of performers has yet to be unveiled by the Hall of Fame, but it has been announced that Linda Ronstadt, who is no longer able to sing due to Parkinson’s disease, will be represented in a musical tribute by Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood and Sheryl Crow.
The ceremony goes down on April 10th at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. It will air on HBO on May 31.
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