Foo Fighters, Bono, Moby To Induct Artists Into Rock Hall

Queen, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon among artists being honored this year.

The Foo Fighters, Bono and Moby will join 'NSYNC as presenters at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 16th annual induction ceremony.

The Foo Fighters will induct bombastic rockers Queen, whose anthems "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" as well as the operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody" are classic-rock staples.

The induction ceremony will be held March 19 and will air at 9 p.m. ET on VH1 two days later.

Moby will induct Steely Dan, the jazz-rock duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, whose revolving cast of collaborators produced a string of hits in the 1970s and early '80s, including "Do It Again," "Peg" and "Hey Nineteen." The group's Two Against Nature (2000) garnered Steely Dan their first Grammy, for Album of the Year.

'NSYNC will do the honors for Michael Jackson, whose previous induction as a member of the Jackson 5 means he'll join a relatively small group of artists to be inducted more than once. Double inductees include John Lennon and Paul McCartney as solo artists and as members of the Beatles, while Eric Clapton is a three-time honoree for his work with the Yardbirds and Cream and as a solo performer.

Paul Simon also joins that list this year — already inducted as one half of Simon & Garfunkel, he'll be honored for a solo career that includes the classic 1986 album Graceland, which combined Simon's folksy songwriting style with South African music. No presenter has been announced for him yet.

Bono will induct Island Records founder Chris Blackwell in the nonperformer category. Blackwell started Island in Jamaica in 1961 and eventually released albums by a wide array of performers, including Bob Marley, Tom Waits, U2 and Traffic.

Rolling Stone Keith Richards will induct James Burton and Johnnie Johnson in the sidemen category. Burton, a seminal rock and country guitarist, is best known for his work with Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson; he's also recorded with artists ranging from Gram Parsons to the Monkees to Elvis Costello. Johnson not only played piano for Chuck Berry, but arranged many of his best-known singles, including "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode."

No presenters have been announced to induct Aerosmith, Solomon Burke, the Flamingos or Ritchie Valens.