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

Former Journey front-man Steve Perry reunited on stage with his Don't Stop Believin' band-mates for the first time in 25 years, while Roy Wood was also inducted into the Hall of Fame, 45 years after leaving the legendary Electric Light Orchestra. In 2015, Swift invited Baez onstage during her concert in San Francisco.

"You're the ones who put us here", Perry said to the Journey fans, earning one of the night's loudest applauses. "I'm ready. I hope you are too".

The most daring statement of the night might have been when Joan Baez, the sole woman among the inductees, made a reference to United States President Donald Trump.

Before his band closed out the night, Vedder also seized the opportunity to make a political statement of his own.

Pearl Jam closed the emotional 32nd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony by leading a defiant all-star jam on Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" early Saturday morning at Barclays Center.

Alicia Keys opened the set of performances honouring Tupac, with a medley of snippets of 'Pac songs, following which Snoop Dogg and YG performed "Gangsta Party"; Treach from Naughty by Nature did "Hail Mary" and T.I. gave an affecting cover of "Keep Ya Head Up". "While many remember him now as some kind of thugged out superhero, 2Pac knew that he was only human", said Snoop. Lee said that being able to induct the band was "righting a bad wrong", as they'd been eligible for years.

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Disco producer Nile Rodgers, the man behind 1970s hits like Le Freak and We Are Family, was presented at the ceremony with a special award for musical excellence.

Accepting his Award for Musical Excellent, Rodgers dedicated it to all the artists he had produced and worked with behind the scenes over the years, saying, "This award is unbelievable to me because of all the people who have allowed me to join their lives and their bands". "Yo, it's $3 billion dollars now". "They reminded me of the "Star Wars" cantina band only with lots more hair", Harrison recalled.

At the ceremony on Friday night, held at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Letterman paid tribute to Pearl Jam in a heartfelt and amusing speech, which honored the band and poked fun at Ticketmaster. During his acceptance speech, he referenced the fact many of Pearl Jam's influences haven't been included; it appears that his shirt provided the list of those artists. Train's Pat Monahan inducted them, saying "Tonight I'm here to live out a life-long dream, to induct the heart of San Francisco music into the rock hall". "They'd recognize injustice and stand up to it", he said. Whether it was poverty. They didn't let it wash over them. "Hi, Harry. My name is Eddie Vedder and I'm a friend of your dad's". "He doesn't know, but I used to work the midnight shift. and there was a small TV and Dave was my co-pilot", he said. "I was nearly 50 and even I was pissed off". "I went to the Hall of Fame about four years ago.and all my heroes were there, every one of them.and we're gonna join them!" Maybe an electric one.

Pearl Jam's first album Ten came out in late 1991, and they were the crowd favourites at the Barclays Center in NY.

The festivities kicked off with an all-star tribute to Chuck Berry, recognized as the first musician the Rock Hall ever inducted.

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