TapForMobile

Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall


Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe enduring artistic legacy of the late rapper Tupac Shakur will be honored when Snoop Dogg inducts him into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame tonight in Brooklyn, New York.

Electric Light Orchestra, known for its marriage of rock and classical, brought strings into a cover of Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" before going into the band's most recognizable hit, "Evil Woman".

Grunge icons Pearl Jam, progressive rock leaders Yes, the experimental Electric Light Orchestra and arena packers Journey also were inducted into the rock shrine at the gala in NY. It will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on April 29.

The band will join the class of 2017, alongside folk icon Joan Baez, Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Tupac Shakur, and Journey, while Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Prince at the ceremony, which will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Any special guests: Of course, it's rock and roll.


"It turned out that these guys in Pearl Jam were something more than a band", David Letterman, former late night host who filled in for Neil Young.

Even though Journey's classic vocalist Steve Perry didn't reunite with the band during their Rock Hall performance (to the dismay of hopeful fans), he did offer up a touching speech, giving props to the R&B band he played in during high school, former bandmate Neal Schon's magic fingers, his lawyer and more.

After Nirvana just three years ago, Pearl Jam is the second band with roots in Seattle's grunge rock scene to make it into the Rock Hall.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Greg Harris tells ABC Radio that Tupac made the ballot this year because he became such a notable figure in such a short period of time.

Here's a look at who is in and when you can see the ceremony. "Looking forward to seeing them and all the other musicians on the bill". It was, in a word, spectacular, especially when Wakeman took his keytar on a stroll through the crowd of rock "n" roll royalty near the front of the stage.

Related Articles

  • Westbrook secures triple-double average, falls short of 42nd

    Westbrook secures triple-double average, falls short of 42nd

    One of the two men in this picture will nearly certainly be crowned as the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Live Score Updates are available on official Twitter pages of Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns.
    At least 1 dead after shooting near upscale mall in South Florida

    At least 1 dead after shooting near upscale mall in South Florida

    A witness said there was panic inside the gym. "So that's exactly what we did", said Tim Hartog, the restaurant's general manager. More than a dozen police cars and firetrucks were outside the mall for hours after the shooting.

    John Cena and Nikki Bella get engaged at WrestleMania

    The golden boy of the company for the last 12 years and his lovely lady actually went through went it. And you said, "Yes". "I have been waiting so long to ask you this", he said as the crowd cheered.
  • Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro likely to be launched in India today

    Under the hood, the handset ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.2GHz. Galaxy C7 Pro features a 16MP rear camera as well as a 16MP front camera both with an f1.9 aperture lens.
    Adidas reveals the first 3D-printed shoe it'll mass produce

    Adidas reveals the first 3D-printed shoe it'll mass produce

    To create the shoes Adidas has teamed up with Carbon , a Silicon Valley-based 3D-printing company we've covered before. The different applications companies can use 3D printing to transform their production capabilities are huge .
    Pew: Muslim Babies Will Outnumber Christian Births by 2035

    Pew: Muslim Babies Will Outnumber Christian Births by 2035

    It draws on more than 2,500 population registers from around the world, as well as the expertise of dozens of religious scholars. From 2015 until 2060, Pew expects Christians to increase from 31 percent of the world's population to just 32 percent.
  • Garrett shines as Reds blank Cardinals

    Garrett shines as Reds blank Cardinals

    RHP Austin Brice (ulnar nerve inflammation, right elbow) is scheduled to make his first rehab appearance Friday at Pensacola. Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Amir Garrett throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the St.
    Javier Baez leaves game vs. Brewers after collision

    Javier Baez leaves game vs. Brewers after collision

    Braun led off the inning with a single before moving to third after Jesus Aguilar walked and Jett Bandy was hit by pitch. Baez gave up a thumbs up and was able to walk off after the play, but the Cubs understandably removed him from the game.
    Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

    Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

    Her curious condition came into limelight after visuals went viral on social media in the past couple of days, police said. When the officer first tried to rescue her, both she and the apes screeched and attempted to chase him away.
  • Jamal Adams wants to make National Football League draft history

    While the school-provided number was more likely in the 4.4 range, Adams' run secured his status as a top prospect in this draft class.
    Marijuana bill clears Texas House committee

    Marijuana bill clears Texas House committee

    All but six Indiana Republicans voted in favor the Senate version of the bill, with two Democrats supporting it as well. A conference committee reached agreement on that bill last week and the Senate passed it early Tuesday.

    'Bill O'Reilly needs to go to jail'

    O'Reilly, in a statement posted on his website on Saturday, said he had been unfairly targeted because of his prominence. "I don't think Bill did anything wrong", Trump told The New York Times .

Comments