Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals Journey and ELO Induction Presenters
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed more of the presenters and performers set to appear at this year’s induction ceremony, scheduled for April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Rolling Stone reports that Dhani Harrison will be on hand to induct the Electric Light Orchestra, underscoring a long line of inspiration and collaboration between George Harrison and ELO leader Jeff Lynne, while Train frontman Pat Monahan has been called upon to induct Journey.
Also on the program is Lenny Kravitz, who’s scheduled to perform a special Rock Hall tribute to Prince — one that will presumably include some of Kravitz’s five favorite Prince songs. “Not to be dramatic or overly sensitive, but I really feel like a piece of me died,” Kravitz wrote after Prince’s death last year. “He was a mentor and then someone I got to know as a friend and play with. So when he left, a part of me really went too.”
Chic’s Nile Rodgers is also scheduled to receive an Award for Musical Excellence from producer and recording artist Pharrell Williams, and the RS report mentions the evening will include a performance by Alicia Keys, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls, presumably in honor of trailblazing singer-songwriter and current inductee Joan Baez.
The Rock Hall’s most recent announcements come after earlier word that Neil Young, Rush and Jackson Browne would be on hand as presenters — Young to usher in his old buddies Pearl Jam, Rush to welcome Yes and Browne to induct Baez.