Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Beck, Patti Smith, more to appear in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
UPDATE: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced a slew of additional performance details. Zac Brown and Tom Morello will perform for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which John Mayer, Gary Clark, Jr., and “others” will perform for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O, fun.’s Nate Ruess, and previously announced performer Beck will play to honor Lou Reed. John Legend will perform for Bill Withers and Miley Cyrus will induct Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
Bill Withers, Lou Reed, and Ringo Starr will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 18 at Cleveland’s Public Hall, and they certainly won’t be alone at the ceremony—this morning, the Hall has announced the night’s slate of performers and presenters.
Dave Grohl, Beck, and John Legend will perform. (Does anyone remember the last time a ceremony went off without a John Legend performance?) Stevie Wonder will induct the “Ain’t No Sunshine” singer Withers, Patti Smith will induct Reed posthumously, and Paul McCartney will induct and present Ringo Starr with the award for music excellence.
Other inductees and their presenters include Fall Out Boy introducing Green Day, Peter Wolf speaking for Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Mayer for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, and Steve Cropper for The “5” Royales. It hasn’t yet been announced who will induct Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
The show airs on HBO May 30.