The official word: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced additional presenters and performers for the 28th Annual Rock and Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Four of this year’s inductees—Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Rush—are confirmed to perform at the event, which will also honor Albert King and Donna Summer; as well as Lou Adler and Quincy Jones, this year’s recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement.
To be held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 18, 2013, the star-studded event will feature appearances by Usher, who will perform for Quincy Jones; Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, who will perform with Heart; Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte, who will pay tribute to Public Enemy; Carole King, who will perform for Lou Adler; Chris Cornell, who will induct Heart; comedy legends Cheech & Chong, who will present Adler with his award; and Jackson Browne and John Fogerty, who will perform with Randy Newman. The induction ceremony will be presented on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. More talent will be announced prior to the show.
As previously announced, John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will perform for Albert King, with Mayer giving the induction speech; 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Don Henley will induct Randy Newman; Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will perform in honor of Donna Summer; and Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters will present Rush.
All public tickets are sold out. A limited quantity of special benefit level tickets and tables are available for purchase now through LPA & Associates. For these tickets and packages, contact Lauran Huff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Judy Levy (email@example.com) at 310-201-5033.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is proud to announce Harman’s JBL as a presenting sponsor of the 28th Annual Rock and Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said, “We are thrilled to have a new partnership with Harman’s JBL for the induction ceremony. They truly represent the heart and sound of rock and roll.”
“Rock & Roll and JBL go hand-in-hand,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President and CEO of Harman. “With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame often recognized as the quintessential standard of excellence within the music industry, JBL is honored to be Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Induction Ceremony. We are excited to help usher in the newest class of inductees and further amplify a shared appreciation of timeless music.”
In addition, The Brennan Rock and Roll Academy, which aims to change children's lives through the power of music on March 26, has been announced as an event sponsor. Founder Chuck Brennan said, "Being a lifelong rock and roll fan, I'm extremely excited to have my endeavor with the Boys & Girls Club—The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy—be a partner with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”