Michael Stipe, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen To Induct Rock Hall Class Of 2014
This year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees include Nirvana, Kiss, and Peter Gabriel, and the Hall has just announced most of the suitably big-deal guests — many of them already Hall Of Famers themselves — who will induct and pay tribute to this year’s class. Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana, while Coldplay’s Chris Martin (in what I believe is his first post-divorce public appearance) will induct Peter Gabriel, who will perform. Bruce Springsteen, in a slightly on-the-nose choice, will induct his own E Street Band, and they’ll also perform. Kiss won’t perform, but part-time E Street Band member Tom Morello will induct them. ?uestlove of the Roots will induct Hall And Oates, also performing, and while we don’t yet know who will induct Cat Stevens, we do know that the man will perform. Linda Ronstadt, who recently lost her voice, cannot perform, but her old friend Glenn Frey of the Eagles will induct her, and an all-star team of Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, and Carrie Underwood will pay her tribute. The induction ceremony is 4/10 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and it’ll air on HBO 5/31.