You couldn't find anyone a little less douchy to welcome Albert King to the Rock Hall?
I know Mayer's a good soloist and he's been through a lot lately with the whole vocal chord collaspe, so maybe he's grown as a human-being etc...and no longer radiates narcisstic douche-bag from every pore as he has for much of his career.
From the digital desks of the Rock Hall.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the initial presenters, performers and ticketing information for the 28th Annual Rock and Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
The ceremony will honor this year’s recently announced inductees: Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer; as well as Lou Adler and Quincy Jones, this year’s recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Special guests at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction are set to include:
- John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr., who will perform for King, with Mayer giving the induction speech;
- 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Don Henley, who will induct Newman;
- Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson, who will perform in honor of Summer;
- Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, who will induct Rush.
More details about performances, additional presenters and special guests will be announced at a later date.
Preferred seating presales for members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as members of the Heart and Rush official fan clubs, will begin on Monday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PST through Thursday, January 31 at 10 p.m. PST at Ticketmaster. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum members should reference the official member e-newsletter for details. Click on the bands for more information on Rush and Heart fan club tickets, Some restrictions apply.
The public on-sale will begin on Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. PST. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. There will be a four-ticket limit on all orders. Additionally, three levels of VIP packages will be available through Ticketmaster.
The induction ceremony will be broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.