2017 Inductee Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. The band's current drummer, Matt Cameron, returned for the next two songs, "Given to Fly" and "Better Man". I love each and every one of you!
A plethora of high-profile musicians will appear in the book, including Neil Young, Questlove, Paul McCartney, Sting, Dave Grohl, Bono, Jack White and Lady Gaga, as well as actor Dustin Hoffman, tennis legend Venus Williams and others.
Bassist Jeff Ament, who said, "It's an honor in to be part of a club that includes so many of our heroes - Neil, the Clash, Zeppelin, the Stooges, Cheap Trick - but the fact is that we were affected by bands that aren't here", wore a t-shirt listing names of influential bands that have not been inducted. I want you to know that.
The band opened with "Alive", which gave Dave Krusen, the drummer from the group's debut album Ten, a chance to sit in behind the kit.
Snoop also shared anecdotes such as parasailing with the rapper and Death Row records exec Suge Knight and rapper/producer Dr. Dre, and also recalled the first time he met Shakur in 1993. Every time they were there, they would blow the roof off the place and I'm not talking figuratively. Instead, Arnel Pineda sang lead as the band performed their hits, including "Don't Stop Believin'".
When it came time for him to speak, Perry began by recounting his first encounter with Journey. Later, Alicia Keys performed a medley of Shakur's songs on piano, including "Dear Mama" and "Changes". Train's Pat Monahan inducted them, saying "Tonight I'm here to live out a life-long dream, to induct the heart of San Francisco music into the rock hall". Assisted by Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir, he performed a gospel-funk rework of "When Doves Cry" and then strapped on a guitar for "The Cross". She also said earning the Rock Hall honor would help young people learn who she is, and what she's accomplished.
Nile Rodgers will receive a special honour at the event held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.