Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall

To be eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an artist must have released their first single or album at least 25 years prior to their nomination, so this year's honorees date back to 1991 (as in the case of Pearl Jam and Shakur) or earlier. As such, retired talk show host David Letterman has stepped up to induct Eddie Vedder & Co. on Friday. "That's Arnel PIneda. To arnel, I love you".

Stand up.You can read Letterman's entire speech here, in which he shared an endearing anecdote about Vedder giving Letterman's son a small guitar and also claimed, "These guys, I used to have a television show, they were on my show 10 different times over the years". T.I. and Treach of Naughty by Nature also performed.

David Letterman hails Pearl Jam as "a true living cultural organism" during their induction. See some of the band's many moments on Letterman's show here. "In 1994, these gentlemen risked their careers by going after those beady eyed blood thirsty weasels at Ticketmaster..." 'And I'm happy to say, because they stood up to them, every concert ticket in America today is free'. He soon joked that one of the balconies at Barclays was filled with former Pearl Jam drummers. "Here we are in this modern technology age, and we've got a lot of evolving to do. That is not fake news, and we cannot be the generation that history will look back up on, and ask why didn't we do everything humanly possible to solve this crisis". "I use that analogy because it can be done, but we don't have 108 years".

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Former Journey frontman Steve Perry reunited on stage with his "Don't Stop Believin'" bandmates for the first time in 25 years to screams and hugs of joy, while Roy Wood of Electric Light Orchestra turned up for the NY ceremony 45 years after leaving the English band. Last year, they teamed up with MusiCares - the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' nonprofit that provides emergency care to working musicians - to create a line of limited-edition earplugs. It's too bad, though, that Perry opted against even trying; Pineda's voice cracked like old paint several times during the tune and never came close to the power most of us remember from the heyday of Journey with Perry as frontman.

  • Stacy Houston