HBO has announced the official schedule, lineup and presenters for this year’s annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
The inclusion this years consists of Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer in the performer category. Lou Adler and Quincy Jones were the non-performer inductees. The exclusive HBO special is set to air on MAY 18 (9:00-11:50 p.m. ET/PT). The 28th annual induction ceremony took place on April 18 at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, marking the first time since 1993 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on the West Coast. The HBO special features long-awaited performances, commemorative tributes and moving speeches from both presenters and inductees. HBO Signature will present a 24-hour marathon of the HBO special beginning at midnight the same day the special debuts on HBO, and concluding May 19 at midnight.
Induction: Chris Cornell
Performance: Heart’s original lineup and Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell perform “Crazy on You” and are joined by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready for “Barracuda.”
Induction: John Mayer
Performance: Gary Clark Jr. performs King’s “Oh Pretty Woman.” Booker T. Jones and Mayer join him for a jam of “Born Under a Bad Sign.”
Induction: Don Henley
Performance: Randy Newman plays “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” and is accompanied by The Eagles’ Don Henley on “I’m Dead But I Don’t Know It.”
Induction: Harry Belafonte and Spike Lee
Performance: Public Enemy performs their iconic songs “Bring the Noise” and “Fight the Power.”
Induction: Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins
Performance: Dedicating their award to the fans, Rush plays their classics “Tom Sawyer” and “The Spirit of Radio.” In a special tribute, Grohl, Hawkins and Nick Raskulinecz perform Rush’s “2112/Overture.”
Induction: Kelly Rowland
Performance: Jennifer Hudson puts her own spin on Summer’s “Last Dance.”
Ahmet Ertegun (non-performer) Awards:
Induction: Cheech and Chong
Performance: Carole King performs “So Far Away” from her album “Tapestry,” which Adler produced.
Induction: Oprah Winfrey
Performance: Usher performs “Rock with You” from Michael Jackson’s album “Off the Wall,” which Jones produced.
The special is bookended by all-star jams that have long been a signature of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows. The night opened with Randy Newman performing his classic “I Love LA,” joined by Jackson Browne, John Fogerty and Tom Petty. The evening’s finale of Robert Johnson’s legendary song “Crossroads” included Gary Clark Jr., Chris Cornell, John Fogerty, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Heart, Mike McCready, Tom Morello, Public Enemy and Rush.