Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall

Apr 08, 2017, 01:40
Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced yesterday David Letterman will be stepping up to replace Young at Friday's ceremony.

Read the tweet from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame below. Now, though, Young is no longer able to attend the ceremony "due to illness". Letterman is one of the few who have seen Pearl Jam at almost every stage of their career, with the band first making their debut on his Late Show in 1996 to support the release of No Code with "Hail Hail".

It's nigh impossible to write about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without touching on the controversy that seems to swirl around the Cleveland institution. No further details on Neil Young's condition have been revealed. See some of the band's many moments on Letterman's show here.

The choice of Letterman is fitting as the Better Man rockers - Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron - performed several times on his CBS show.

HBO will air the induction ceremony on April 29 at 8 p.m. Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Journey, YES and ELO are among the other acts that will be inducted on Friday night. The band invited erstwhile Pearl Jam drummers Matt Chamberlain, Jack Irons, and Dave Abbruzzese to attend Friday night's party in NY, despite the fact that they were not selected for induction.

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