Rock Hall 2017 class includes Pearl Jam, Tupac and Journey

Apr 10, 2017, 01:58

In Young's place, David Letterman will be inducting Pearl Jam, a band with whom the former late-night television host has a long history. The late rapper is in the 2017 class to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

DAVID LETTERMAN will serve as the beard for an ailing NEIL YOUNG to induct PEARL JAM at this FRIDAY's ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY at BARCLAYS CENTER in BROOKLYN. "I thought it would never happen", Journey guitarist Neal Schon said in his acceptance speech.

"We've got a lot of evolving to do, " Vedder said during his acceptance speech after the band was brought into the Hall by fan and friend David Letterman.

The show will air on HBO on April 29, but Billboard was on hand during the April 7 ceremony to witness everything from a roaring Chuck Berry tribute to a slew of surprise guests paying homage to Tupac to Eddie Vedder shouting out Chance the Rapper.

If Berry, who died last month at the age of 90, was rock's daddy, Lynne's ELO and the other inductees - Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Nile Rodgers, Tupac Shakur and Yes did the old man proud. "Blue Sky" and "Telephone Line" left the crowd nearly as excited as a slightly nebbish-looking Dhani Harrison, the son of the late Beatle George Harrison for whom Lynne produced "Cloud Nine". "Climate change is real - this is not fake news", he said.

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But, hey, that's rock and roll. Also performing are Alicia Keys, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls.

This Friday, Seattle rockers Pearl Jam will be among those inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Like Shakur and Pearl Jam, Baez and ELO were all elected in their first year as nominees.

How do you get in: According to the Hall of Fame, "Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording - 1991 for this year's inductees".

Berry wasn't the only late legend who was honored: Lenny Kravitz paid tribute to Prince after the "In Memoriam" section with an explosive performance of "When Doves Cry", backed by a choir and beaming purple lights.

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