Every year, Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gathers the music world’s most cherished contributors for one evening of tribute and remembrance, commemorating the impressive careers of several world-famous musicians with a coveted spot in the museum halls. This year, the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will bring the biggest names in music history to the Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18 to celebrate six extraordinary artists and groups. The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees represent a multitude of genres from the last 50 years of popular music, including Albert King, Heart, Rush, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, and Donna Summer.
Currently, the bill of performers and honorees will draw an impressive range of talents to the Nokia Theatre stage. Late blues legend Albert King will be honored with a set by Gary Clark Jr. and John Mayer, the latter of whom will also give King’s induction speech. Rock group Heart will be inducted by Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell, though Heart will perform on stage with members of Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. Canadian rock trio Rush will be presented by Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. Award-winning songwriter Randy Newman will be inducted by Eagles’ lead singer, Don Henley, while Newman will perform with rock icons Jackson Browne and John Fogerty. Iconic rap group Public Enemy—only the fourth hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Hall of Fame—will be introduced by Harry Belafonte and acclaimed director, Spike Lee. The final artist to be inducted in 2013, the late disco queen Donna Summer, will be honored by pop stars Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson.
Two legendary record producers—Quincy Jones and Lou Adler—will receive this year’s Ahmet Ertegun Awards for Lifetime Achievement. R&B artist Usher will perform for Jones, who has been instrumental in the production of dozens of acclaimed albums, including Michael Jackson’s 1982 sensation, Thriller. Comedians Cheech and Chong will present Adler’s award—as Adler directed the duo’s most renowned film, Up in Smoke—and singer Carole King will perform for Adler, who produced her GRAMMY-winning album, Tapestry.
Even more tribute artists are expected to be announced closer to the event. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction tickets are available now through the Vivid Seats marketplace, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness this premier celebration of art and culture live.