Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Held April 14; Green Day, Chris Rock, Bette Midler Among Presenters

By Michael Gioia
April 14, 2012

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame holds it 27th annual induction ceremony April 14 in Cleveland. Punk rock band Green Day, whose music inspired the musical American Idiot, inducts Guns N' Roses.  



Joining Green Day as presenters are Chuck D and LL Cool J for the Beastie Boys; John Mellencamp for Donovan; Stevie Van Zandt for Small Faces/The Faces; Chris Rock for the Red Hot Chili Peppers; Bette Midler for Laura Nyro; Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill for Freddie King; Carole King for Don Kirshner; Robbie Robertson for Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns; and Smokey Robinson for The Blue Caps, the Comets, the Crickets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters and the Miracles.

Performing at the ceremony are Donovan and Mellencamp, Small Faces/The Faces, Gibbons and Hill, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Darlene Love (Hairspray). 

The induction ceremony will air on HBO May 5 at 9 PM ET.

For more information, visit rockhall.com.