Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall

Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall

"Thank you so very much". "That gives us all hope", Vedder said.

Snoop Dogg will induct Tupac Shakur.

Calling Tupac "the greatest rapper of all time", he recalled how they were just "two black boys struggling to become men", adding: "To be human is to be many things at once: strong and vulnerable, hard-headed and intellectual, courageous and afraid, loving and vengeful, revolutionary and, oh yeah. gangsta!" Furthermore, it turned out to be a gangsta party with Snoop Dogg, YG, T.I. and Treach all paying homage to 'Pac with a medley of songs in his honor.

Train frontman Pat Monahan inducted them, before partially singing one of Journey's hits, Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'.

The "Heart of Gold" hitmaker has been forced to back out from his duty for the American rock band at the induction ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Friday (07.04.17), "due to illness", and the "Late Late Show" host is to now do the honours. Band members are, from left, Jonathan Cain, George Tickner, former lead vocalist Steve Perry, Aynsley Dunbar, Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Ross Valory, Steve Augeri, Steve Smith and Deen Castronovo.

From Tupac to Steve Perry and Journey, to a stunning speech from David Letterman about Pearl Jam, the induction ceremony was truly special and memorable, and we've got all the highlights here!

"If somehow, some way, Chance the Rapper ever sees or hears this, I just want to tell him my daughter, Olivia, loves you", he told the RRHOF crowd.

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In her acceptance speech 76-year old Baez called for global compassion.

Baez, one of folk's most iconic voices, said it felt "cool" to be inducted.

Is my favorite band already in the Rock Hall?

"My granddaughter had no clue who I was until I took her backstage at a Taylor Swift concert".

She was inducted by Jackson Browne, who said the first album he bought with his own money was Baez's second album. "They reminded me of the "Star Wars" cantina band only with lots more hair", Harrison recalled.

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first recording.

Geddy Lee of Rush surprised the crowd at Barclay's Center when he joined Yes for their 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance.

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