A ton of musical heavyweights like Nirvana, KISS and Linda Ronstadt will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. And now we know who will be doing the inducting: Bruce Springsteen, Questlove and Chris Martin, among other luminaries.
According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s website, this year’s ceremony will feature musical match-ups for the record books. Chris Martin of Coldplay — currently prepping for their new record, Ghost Stories — will be bringing Peter Gabriel into the fold, while Michael “Losing My Religion” Stipe will usher in Nirvana.
Other inductees and inductor match-ups include Linda Ronstadt, who will be honored by The Eagles’ Glenn Frey; 1999 inductee Bruce Springsteen, who will bring in compatriots the E Street Band; and Questlove, who is inducting Hall and Oates.
We have yet to find out who will induct Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam). Managers Brian Epstein (The Beatles) and Andrew Loog Oldham (The Rolling Stones) will be inducted by Peter Asher.
Naturally, the event will also feature some tunes courtesy of its participants: Peter Gabriel will perform, as well as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Hall and Oates, and Cat Stevens. Ronstadt will be honored via a tribute from Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt.
There’s no word yet as to whether the surviving members of Nirvana will perform.
The whole deal goes down live in Brooklyn on April 10, and on HBO on May 31 at 9 p.m. ET.
Who’s your favorite legend on the docket?