Tonight’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions

Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff performing a the Palace Theatre in Albany, October 3, 1989. Photo by Martin Benjamin.
The 25th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place tonight at NYC’s Waldorf Astoria. Yeah, I know – our invitations must have gotten lost in the mail, too. But you can watch the whole affair live on the Fuse cable channel beginning at 8:30pm.

Here’s this year’s roster of inductees:

  • ABBA will be inducted by the BeeGees’ Barry and Robin Gibb
  • Genesis will be inducted by Phish’s Trey Anastasio
  • Jimmy Cliff will be inducted by Wyclef Jean
  • The Hollies will be inducted by Steve Van Zandt
  • The Stooges will be inducted by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong
  • David Geffen will be inducted by Jackson Browne
  • Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry, Jesse Stone, Mort Shuman and Otis Blackwell will be inducted by Carole King

And among the musicians scheduled to perform at tonight’s induction ceremony are Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael (of Maroon 5), Faith Hill, Chris Isaak, Ronnie Spector, Eric Burdon, Peter Wolf, Train’s Pat Monahan and Fefe Dobson.

  1. Andy M. says

    Hmmm. Looks like a recipe for one of the lamest “all-star” jams ever. Although they were a fine pop band, Abba’s place in the Rockhall is a scandal of epic proportions when artists such as Donovan, Dire Straits, Deep Purple, Dr. John, etc. go unrecognized? And those are just the ones in the “D”s! This is not about record sales, folks.

  2. Sara says

    Naaaah, I disagree.
    Not to be a brat, but I’d much rather see ABBA than all the others you mention. They made some perfect pop songs.
    Personally, I’m rooting for Anni-Frid Lyngstad to do a duet with Iggy Pop.

  3. Andy M. says

    While I do have the complete Abba collection (and do agree with Sara that they made some perfect POP songs) this is not the “Pop” Hall of Fame. It’s such a fine line, isn’t it though?

    What about the possibility of a reunion of Phil Collins and Frida for a performance of “I Know There’s Something Going On”?

  4. Sara says

    Oh, I’d be there for sure. More gated snare, please!!

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