Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Held April 14; Green Day, Chris Rock, Bette Midler Among Presenters
14 Apr 2012
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.