The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the performers and presenters for the 28th annual induction ceremony, to take place is April, and it’s full of top level talent honoring some of rock’s biggest stars. This year’s induction class, which includes Rush, Donna Summer, and Albert King among others, will be inducted by a roster of stars including Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr, and Jennifer Hudson.
Rush, who were finally inducted after years of campaigning from hardcore fans, will be inducted by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. Albert King will be honored by Gary Clark Jr and John Mayer, who just recently sang in public for the first time in nearly two years. Disco queen Donna Summer will be honored by Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Don Henley will honor Randy Newman. Presenters and performers for Heart and Public Enemy have not be announced yet.
The ceremony takes place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on April 18th, tickets go on sale at 10am PT on February 1st. The whole event will be broadcast on HBO on May 18th at 9pm.
This year’s induction doesn’t have the star power or the controversy of last year’s induction, when Axl Rose made a huge stir by refusing to show with Guns N Roses, and John Frusciante stayed home for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But I must say, John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. playing a set of Albert King songs will probably be worth the price of admission.