McCartney, Wonder, Patti Smith, John Mayer Set To Induct Hall Of Fame Honorees
March 18, 2015 at 12:47 PM (PT)
PAUL McCARTNEY, STEVIE WONDER, PATTI SMITH, PETER WOLF, FALL OUT BOY, JOHN MAYER and STEVE CROPPER have been announced to induct the newest members of the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, which is being held APRIL 18th at CLEVELAND's PUBLIC HALL (NET NEWS, 12/16/14). The show will be televised by HBO on MAY 30th.
McCARTNEY will induct bandmate RINGO STARR; WONDER will do the honors for BILL WITHERS; PATTI SMITH will introduce the late LOU REED; PETER WOLF will sing the praises of THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND; FALL OUT BOY will present GREEN DAY; JOHN MAYER will salute STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE, and STEVE CROPPER will take the lead for 'THE 5 ROYALES. No one has yet been named to induct JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS.
THE HALL OF FAME also announced that DAVE GROHL, JOE WALSH, TOM MORELLO, JOHN LEGEND and JIMMY VAUGHAN will perform, though it is unclear if PAUL and RINGO will take the stage together. GREEN DAY has already indicated they will break a year-long sabbatical to take the stage.