[artist id="988"]Green Day[/artist]‘s Billie Joe Armstrong — one of the most commercially successful punk-rock bandleaders in history — will have a chance to honor one of his genre’s pioneers when he pays tribute to the Stooges at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, set for March 15.
Billie Joe will be joined by [artist id="1117"]Phish[/artist]‘s Trey Anastasio, who will welcome Genesis, according to Rolling Stone. The ceremony will take place at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria. Wyclef Jean will be on hand to induct reggae icon Jimmy Cliff. E Street Band guitarist “Little” Steven Van Zandt, equally well known as Sil from “The Sopranos” and respected as a curator and connoisseur of garage rock, will lavish praise on the Hollies.
The Bee Gees’ Barry and Robin Gibb will be there to talk about their ’70s pop contemporaries in ABBA. Record executive David Geffen will be honored by Jackson Browne, whose debut album was also the first release for the impresario’s Asylum Records. Carole King will induct this year’s group of songwriters.
Former frontman-turned-solo artist Peter Gabriel will reportedly not take part in the Genesis induction. Last year, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea inducted Metallica, who invited former bass player Jason Newsted to perform with them. It was a decided effort to avoid the train wreck of the Van Halen induction, where only former members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony showed up for the ceremony.