April 2, 2014

Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt in For Rock Hall Induction Ceremony


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced a list of people who will induct this year's honoree and will perform.

It appears that Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) has decided to attend the ceremony, contrary to earlier reports; however, Linda Ronstadt has decided not to attend. The main reason she won't be present for her induction is health related, but she also tells Billboard that it isn't a big deal for her.

"I haven't given it one thought, I have to say," Ronstadt says. "It wasn't anything I ever thought about. I never thought of myself as a rock' n' roll singer; I sang it, (but) it's just one of the things I sang. I sang a lot of different stuff. I didn't go the last two times I was nominated for a Grammy, either. I don't have anything against it; you just don't do things for those reasons. If you're working for prizes, you're in trouble. There's nothing wrong with it. I don't mind it. It's just not anything I ever gave a thought to."She added that nobody from the Rock Hall has been in contact with her.

Glenn Frey will be on hand on April 10 to induct Ronstadt while a number of artists will perform a salute to her career including Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow.

It was also announced that Bruce Springsteen will be inducting the E-Street Band and will perform with them.

Other inductors and performers:

Nirvana - Michael Stipe will induct. Performers to be announced.
Peter Gabriel - Chris Martin will induct. Gabriel will perform.
KISS - Tom Morello will induct. Performers to be announced.
Hall and Oates - Questlove from the Roots will induct. The duo will perform.
Cat Stevens - No announcement on who will induct. Stevens will perform.
Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Odham - No announcement on who will induct.


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