Next month, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will hold its big induction ceremony in Cleveland. The year’s induction class includes Lou Reed, Green Day, and Bill Withers, and the Hall Of Fame has just unveiled its list of who’s inducting whom. Paul McCartney, logically enough, will induct his old bandmate Ringo Starr, while Patti Smith will induct Reed, her old scuzzed-out New York comrade. Meanwhile, in one of the all-time great cosmic jokes, Fall Out Boy have been put in charge of Green Day’s induction. Stevie Wonder is doing Bill Withers, Peter Wolf is doing the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Mayer is doing Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Steve Cropper is doing the “5” Royales. The list of performers includes Beck, Dave Grohl, John Legend, Tom Morello, Joe Walsh, and Jimmie Vaughan. It would be cool if Beck was there to sing Bill Withers songs, but no, he’s probably there for Lou Reed-related purposes.
The ceremony goes down 4/18 at Cleveland’s Public Hall, and it’ll air on HBO 5/30.