Performers, presenters named for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction
Tickets go on sale today
Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera and John Mayer will be among the presenters and performers at the 28th annual Rock and Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum announced.
Hudson and Aguilera have been tapped to perform in honor of new inductee Donna Summer, who died last year.
In December, the Hall of Fame announced the queen of disco was part of the 2013 class of inductees, which also includes Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Albert King.
For King’s induction, Mayer will speak and also perform along with Gary Clark Jr. Mayer’s been on the mend after having another surgery to remove recurrent throat granuloma, and he just recently sang in concert for the first time in nearly two years at a benefit in Montana.
Fans of Rush will see the group finally get its Hall of Fame due, with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters inducting the band. Another Hall of Fame inductee, Don Henley, will induct Newman.
More details on additional presenters, performers and special guests are to come. Tickets will go on sale for the general public at 10 a.m. Feb. 1.
The induction ceremony will take place April 18 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles and will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on May 18 on HBO.
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony just added a slew of big names to its attendees list for the evening.
Joining previously announced presenters and performers will be Carole King, Usher, Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, Harry Belafonte, Spike Lee, Cheech & Chong, John Fogerty, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Jackson Browne and Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell.
The 28th annual event counts Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Albert King and Donna Summer in its new class of inductees.
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