The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the presenters for their induction ceremony on April 14 in Cleveland.
The group of presenters includes a number of artists already in the Hall of Fame (John Mellencamp, Carole King, ZZ Top, Smokey Robinson, Robbie Robertson), one that belong in the Hall and hopefully will make it when more supporting groups are inducted (Steven Van Zandt of the E-Street Band), and other luminaries.
The only inductee who does not have a presenter at this time is Guns N’ Roses. An announcement is expected in the next few days.
The inductees and the artist who will do the honors:
Beastie Boys – Chuck D of Public Enemy
Small Faces/Faces – Steven Van Zandt
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Chris Rock
Laura Nyro – Bette Midler
Donovan – John Mellencamp
Freddie King – Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top
Don Kirshner – Carole King
Tom Dowd, Glyn Johns and Cosimo Matassa (Robbie Robertson Miracles, Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, James Brown’s Fabulous Flames and Hank Ballard’s Midnighters) – Smokey Robinson
Guns N’ Roses – TBD
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