Rock Hall 2017 class includes Pearl Jam, Tupac and Journey

Apr 10, 2017, 02:01
Rock Hall 2017 class includes Pearl Jam, Tupac and Journey

Steve Perry reunited with Journey for the first time in 20-plus years as part of the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night.

Leading up to the show, rumors swirled that former Journey singer Steve Perry would perform with the band for the first time in more than 20 years.

Baez later brought Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls on stage to join her in singing, "The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down".

The crowd at the Barclays Center was pretty much there to see one band: Pearl Jam.

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He also revealed that after Vedder's appearance on Letterman's third-to-last show, the Pearl Jam singer wrote Letterman's son, Harry, a note and gave him a guitar. To Arnel, I love you.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air on HBO April 29.

"You put us here, we would not be here if not for you", Perry said.

Grunge icons Pearl Jam, progressive rock leaders Yes, the experimental Electric Light Orchestra and arena packers Journey also were inducted into the rock shrine at the gala in NY.

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Shakur, whose songs about social and racial injustice still resonate today, was only the sixth rap act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its 30-year history.

"I want to publicly apologize, you know, all of the, making our bandmates, making my bandmates suffer", Eddie said. The group was inducted by Dhani Harrison, whose father George was close with ELO's Jeff Lynne, and told a story about seeing the band and his dad covering "Johnny B. Goode". They are also the first artists who started their careers in the '90s to ever be inducted. In 2015, Swift invited Baez onstage during her concert in San Francisco.

The Dogg began his tribute to his friend, who was murdered at the tender age of 25 by saying, "When I sat down to gather my thoughts about my labelmate, my homie, my brother, there's one thought I kept coming back to: that Tupac was an actual human being", Snoop said. Furthermore, it turned out to be a gangsta party with Snoop Dogg, YG, T.I. and Treach all paying homage to 'Pac with a medley of songs in his honor.

Although his pioneering disco-era band Chic didn't gain entry on its 11th ballot, esteemed songwriter, producer and musician Nile Rodgers received the rock hall's Award for Musical Excellence. Lenny Kravitz attempted to avoid the self-indulgent pitfalls of past Prince remembrances by limiting his Rock Hall tribute to two tracks, When Doves Cry and The Cross.

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