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