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Stars line up to salute Rock Hall inductees

Stars line up to salute Rock Hall inductees

THE HOUSE THAT ROCK BUILT:The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct its 2014 class on April 10. Photo: Associated Press

Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Stevie Nicks, country star Carrie Underwood and “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen will be among the stars honoring this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

Springsteen’s sidekicks, The E Street Band, will be inducted at the ceremony in New York City on April 10, and Springsteen has agreed to do the honors himself, while he will also perform with his group during the show.

Nicks and Underwood will perform a tribute to Linda Ronstadt along with Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow, and Glenn Frey, who played in Ronstadt’s backing group with his Eagles bandmate Don Henley, will induct the singer.

However, Ronstadt will be absent from the ceremony due to health issues.

PHOTOS: 2014 Rock Hall inductees

Nirvana will be inducted by R.E.M. star Michael Stipe, Martin will honour Peter Gabriel and Tom Morello will look after KISS, while The Roots’ Questlove will introduce Hall & Oates.

Gabriel and fellow inductee Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, will also be among performers during the show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, but KISS have refused to take to the stage following a dispute with organizers.

The induction ceremony will be broadcast on HBO on May 31. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will open a special exhibit featuring the 2014 Inductees this June.

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are:

Performers
Peter Gabriel – performing; Chris Martin inducting
Daryl Hall and John Oates – performing; Questlove inducting
KISS – Tom Morello inducting
Nirvana – Michael Stipe inducting
Linda Ronstadt – Glenn Frey inducting; Musical tribute from: Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow
Cat Stevens – performing; Inductee TBD

Ahmet Ertegun Award (non-performers)
Brian Epstein
Andrew Loog Oldham

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award for Musical Excellence
The E Street Band – performing; Bruce Springsteen inducting

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