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Usher, John Fogerty to perform at Rock Hall induction

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(USA TODAY) -- Usher, Carole King, John Fogerty and Spike Lee are among several newly announced performers and presenters joining the growing roster of musical luminaries at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony April 18 in Los Angeles.

Cheech & Chong, Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Harry Belafonte, Jackson Browne, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam have also been enlisted for the 28th annual gala taking place at the Nokia Theatre.

Inductees are Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Albert King and Donna Summer.

Usher will perform for Quincy Jones, and Carole King will perform for Lou Adler, who will be presented an award by the comedy duo Cheech & Chong. Jones and Adler are recipients of this year's Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement.

McCready and Cantrell will perform with Heart, the rock band led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. Cornell will induct the group.

Lee and Belafonte will pay tribute to Public Enemy. Browne and Fogerty will perform with Randy Newman.

Previously announced: John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will perform in homage to the late Albert King, with Mayer tapped for the induction speech. Don Henley will induct Newman. Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will sing in memory of Donna Summer. And Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters will present Rush.

More artists will be announced soon. The ceremony will be broadcast on HBO at 9 p.m. ET/PT May 18.

Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY

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