This year’s induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is coming up next Thursday at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn with the telecast to follow on HBO on May 31. Here’s what to expect:
- Peter Gabriel: He’ll perform. Chris Martin of Coldplay will induct him.
- Hall and Oates: They’ll perform, too. They’ll be inducted by Questlove
- KISS: We’ll see which members will join Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons onstage. Tom Morello will induct them. (I wonder if they’ll try and sell something.)
- Nirvana: Michael Stipe will induct them. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic will be there, of course. Courtney Love told me that she fully intends to be onstage, too. She even showed me the dress she’s picked out.
- Linda Ronstadt: Big musical tribute. She’ll be inducted by Glen Frey of The Eagles.
- Cat Stevens: Yes, Yusuf Islam will be there. We don’t know who will induct him yet.
- The E Street Band: Springsteen will induct his own band. Then they’ll play.
- Other inductees include Brian Epstein (former Beatles manager) and Andrew Loog Oldham (former Stones manager)
(Thanks to Pamela Chellin for the info.)