Salute to Chuck Berry opens Rock Hall ceremony

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10 April, 2017

DAVID LETTERMAN will serve as the beard for an ailing NEIL YOUNG to induct PEARL JAM at this FRIDAY's ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY at BARCLAYS CENTER in BROOKLYN.

The new inductees closed the multi-hour event with a group performance.

Harrison said that the Electric Light Orchestra was the first concert he attended as a child and it felt "more like witnessing a 21st-century exterrestrial spaceman wielding freaky instruments".

Tributes were also paid on Friday to Chuck Berry, who died last month at age 90 and who was the first person ever to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and Prince, who died of an accidental painkiller overdose in April 2016.

In an interview with "CBS This Morning," Baez said it felt "a little bit silly, but really nice" to be inducted. "My granddaughter had no clue who I was until I took her backstage to a Taylor Swift concert".

She was inducted by Jackson Browne, who said the first album he bought with his own money was Baez's second album.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder seized on the platform to issue a call to arms on climate change - saying that rising temperatures were not, in the phrasing of industry-friendly President Donald Trump, "fake news".

Letterman's late-night show was a popular gig for Pearl Jam, who performed on the show seven times including one ten-song set back in 2006.

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"We've got a lot of evolving to do, " Vedder said during his acceptance speech after the band was brought into the Hall by fan and friend David Letterman.

At the end of the show, Eddie Vedder came up to me, he handed me this, and I don't know if you can see that but that's the name of my son.

His wife, Jill, was teary-eyed in the audience at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as fans continued to cheer.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder tackled climate change, saying: "We can not be the generation that history will look back upon and wonder, why didn't they do everything humanly possible to solve this biggest crisis of our time?"

He said to laughs from the audience: "That's right — Tupac got Snoop Dogg smoking blunts". He did Squire justice, though: Lee and Yes together rocked with more precision than any other performer that night.

Inductees Neal Schon, left, and Steve Perry from the band Journey.

"I want to give a shout-out to someone who sings his heart out every night, " Perry said.

Pearl Jam was formed in Seattle, its first show at the old Off Ramp Cafe in 1990, with four of the original members either born in the Seattle area or spending their formative years here; singer Eddie Vedder, the lone member without significant Seattle ties before joining the band, having grown up in San Diego.


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