"Steve Perry", the Journey guitarist said. He also had an unexpected shout out for Chance The Rapper, whom he thanked for his work in in Chicago with the school system and revealed the love his daughter Olivia has for him. "I know that's hard to see or even hard to say, but I really always felt that I was the outside guy", Perry said during the VH1 special. Not only did Snoop Dogg deliver an fantastic speech for his late friend ("I'm here to make sure Tupac is remembered the way he [should] to be: A strong black man who stood for his."). And because they did, because they stood up to the corporations I'm happy to say, ladies and gentleman, today every concert ticket in the United States of America is free. Alicia Keys paid tribute to him with a medley of his hits on the piano, followed by Snoop Dogg and T.I. rapping. Despite earlier reports, Steve Perry did not perform with the current Journey members. He officially left the band in 1998, and Pineda has performed with the group as lead singer since 2007. Letterman also cracked jokes about all of the former Pearl Jam drummers in attendance and referenced PJ's feud with the "beady-eyed, bloodthirsty weasels" at Ticketmaster before concluding by reading a letter that Eddie Vedder wrote to his son. Honest to God, that's all I could hear in my head and I thought, 'How many times does this refrain occur in the song?' I finally had to go to a hypnotist to stop. Now, Pearl Jam aren't quite metal (although who can deny their incredible debut album?) but this story does have a metal tinge to it. Baez talked about the musicians that inspired her and the causes she was passionate about.
"Hello, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!".
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.
Electric Light Orchestra, known for its marriage of rock and classical, brought strings into a cover of Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" before going into the band's most popular song, "Evil Woman".
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Smith, for one, seems certain the case is headed for yet another appeal, ending his dissent with the words "Stay tuned". By contrast, it found legislators protected anglo districts with slower population growth.
Pat Monahan of Train presented the band with a great speech of his own: "Their music has transcended all things that separate us as humans".
Rocker Lenny Kravitz performed moving renditions of "When Doves Cry" and "The Cross" as a tribute to the late Prince, who died last year shortly after last year's ceremony.
Another icon, Nile Rodgers of disco-funk band Chic, will be inducted separately from the group into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame by Pharrell Williams.
"I'm aware that I'm speaking to many young people who without this induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would have no clue who I am", Baez said.