Pearl Jam rock the Hall of Fame
- Author: Ernesto Newman Apr 20, 2017,
Apr 20, 2017, 0:40
"We the people are the only ones who can create change", she said.
You know you've got a true headliner when David Letterman is just the warm-up.
Those musical performances included plenty from Pearl Jam, too, so we expect it'll be a pleasant reunion for all involved.
Snoop Dogg paid tribute to legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, calling Tupac, "the greatest rapper of all time". They would recognize injustice and they would stand up for it.
Alicia Keys performed a medley of Shakur's songs on piano, including "Dear Mama" and "Changes".
One of the night's most anticipated performances belonged to Journey. Though Perry did not perform with songs "Lights", "Separate Ways", and "Don't Stop Believin'" with current band members Neal Schon, Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie, Steve Smith, Ross Valory, and Jonathan Cain, the entire group shared nothing but smiles and hugs onstage.
This will be first time Perry has performed with the band since 1991, when Journey was part of an all-star tribute Bill Graham, though Carlos Santana has been pushing the issue over the past year, apparently.
Electric Light Orchestra, YES, and Joan Baez were also inductees Friday. "Joan Baez, she was staggering", he said. Ament - and his shirt - politely paid respect to almost 100 musicians that have not yet been inducted into the Rock Hall, many of whom have inspired his band. She even found time to acknowledge the fact that her career began in an era long ago: "My granddaughter had no clue who I was until I took her backstage at a Taylor Swift concert".
Yes reunited with former singer Jon Anderson for the first time in over a decade and were inducted by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush.
ELO - who kicked off the show with Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" - and progressive British rockers Yes were also inducted Friday. We were in a band called Mother Love Bone.
The program will also feature a special memorial tribute to Prince, nearly one year after his death, performed by Lenny Kravitz, according to organizers. You'll be able to watch the induction ceremony on HBO on April 29.