Three heavyweights of music will be giving the induction speeches at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony on March 14th! [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm] will induct [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Leon Russell[/lastfm]. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul Simon[/lastfm] will indcut [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Diamond[/lastfm]. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Young[/lastfm] will indcut [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tom Waits[/lastfm].
(Courtesy of Andy Greene – Rolling Stone)
An A-list group of rock stars will give the induction speeches for this year’s crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced. Neil Young will induct his longtime friend Tom Waits, while Elton John will do the honors for his recent collaborator Leon Russell and Paul Simon will give the speech for his fellow Brill Building songwriter Neil Diamond. The annual induction ceremony will take place March 14th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. It will be broadcast on Fuse.
Also on hand that evening will be Rob Zombie to induct his hero Alice Cooper, John Legend to induct his fellow piano player Dr. John and Bette Midler to induct her singing idol Darlene Love. Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman will be inducted by Doors drummer John Densmore, while Speciality Records founder Art Rupe will be inducted by Lloyd Price, who was discovered by Rupe in 1952.