Last night, six artists were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the Performer category. Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band all received honors, and each got a speech and performance dedicated to them. Ringo Starr was inducted with an Award For Musical Excellence and the “5” Royals got an Early Influence nod. There were a number of highlights, including an emotional speech from Laurie Anderson, who accepted the award for her late husband Lou Reed after an introduction from Patti Smith. Watch video of their speeches below.
Also during the ceremony, Tommy James, Dave Grohl, and Miley Cyrus performed with Jett; and Karen O, Nick Zinner, and Beck covered Reed.
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