Snoop Dogg inducts Tupac into Rock Hall

17 April, 2017, 04:54 | Author: Warren Cooper

It was announced in December that Journey would be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Pearl Jam's induction was only one of several emotional moments during the five-hour ceremony, which also included the inductions of Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Nile Rodgers and Yes. Train lead singer Pat Monohan will do the honors.

In his opening remarks, Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone magazine and one of the creators of the hall, said to the assorted stars on the floor at the venue: "No one in this room would be here tonight if not for this man".

Before that, a video played featuring past interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards and others discussing Berry's sound and style.

Lynne then led his touring band through ELO's "Evil Woman" and "Mr. Blue Sky" which sounded stunningly similar to the recorded versions. "Blue Sky" and "Telephone Line" left the crowd nearly as excited as a slightly nebbish-looking Dhani Harrison, the son of the late Beatle George Harrison for whom Lynne produced "Cloud Nine".

Jackson Browne inducted Joan Baez, who joked that she knew that many young people would have no idea who she was. "I wanted to change it to Mother Soup Bone and they said, 'Get out'".

Picking up her guitar, Baez sang "Deportees", folk great Woody Guthrie's ode to Mexican laborers, with Americana artists the Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter backing her up. During the latter two Baez was joined by Mary Chapin Carpenter and The Indigo Girls.

The evening continued with the induction of Yes, opening with a speech from Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, who expounded on their fandom of the prog-rock legends during their youth.

Attack on Syria justified
The US said it has "no doubt" Syria was behind the gas attack on the town of Sheikhoun that killed 87 people on April 4. Putin's military backing of Assad has been crucial in keeping the regime in power after six years of civil war.

In a candid and touching remembrance for his former labelmate and close friend, Snoop Dogg tackled the duties of inducting Tupac Shakur into the Rock Hall, recalling the pair's rise through '90s hip hop together in a six-minute speech.

But at its 32nd annual event, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn last Friday night, the usual controversies - band schisms, score-settling at the microphone - were mostly absent. Alicia Keys then took the stage for a medley of 2Pac songs, followed by Snoop with YG, Treach of Naughty by Nature and T.I. all taking turns on the mic.

Members of the band Journey.

While many awards shows have featured Prince tributes since the singer's death one year ago this month, not every performance did justice to the pop icon.

Leading up to the show, rumors swirled that former Journey singer Steve Perry would perform with the band for the first time in more than 20 years.

"You're the ones who put us here", Perry said to the Journey fans, earning one of the night's loudest applauses. "You never have stopped", said Perry. Both songs were radically rearranged and featured a large gospel choir.

Accepting his Award for Musical Excellent, Rodgers dedicated it to all the artists he had produced and worked with behind the scenes over the years, saying, "This award is fantastic to me because of all the people who have allowed me to join their lives and their bands".

Vedder, true to form, was as political in his acceptance speech as he has been since "Ten" in 1991, and since the band took on ticketing giant Ticketmaster later in its career.

Recommended:

  • Tanaka helps Yankees earn fifth straight win

    Tanaka helps Yankees earn fifth straight win

    The Cubs loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth inning before Tony Watson got Ben Zobrist on a grounder for his third save. Louis Cardinals look to carry over some momentum into NY as the team begins a three-game series with the Yankees.
    Singapore Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth storm into semis

    Singapore Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth storm into semis

    Ginting then miscued a net dribble to give Srikanth the game point and then hit long as the Indian pocketed the opening game. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the quarter-finals of the $350,000 Singapore Open Superseries here on Friday.

    Tesla semi-truck to officially appear in September

    Its shares climbed as much as 3.6 percent and traded at $304.54 as of 3:23 p.m.in NY , valuing the company at about $49.7 billion. Tesla's stock was $304.77 a share in Thursday afternoon trading on Wall Street, valuing the company at $49.2 billion.
  • Alabama governor halts impeachment, not disparaging report

    Alabama governor halts impeachment, not disparaging report

    Special Counsel Jack Sharman plans to release a 100-page report Friday afternoon that includes thousands of pages of exhibits. The report is supposed to be released Friday and the committee is scheduled to begin impeachment hearings Monday.
    The Meaning of Good Friday

    The Meaning of Good Friday

    Zabrosky, 51, of Greensburg said the pathos of Jesus' suffering comes through more in his acting than in his words. This year, the drama will conclude at First Reformed United Church of Christ, 312 S.
    Power problem leaves train stuck in Hudson River tunnel

    Power problem leaves train stuck in Hudson River tunnel

    Chris Christie have called for the LIRR and NJ Transit's inclusion in the inspection, given their frequent use of the terminal. Evening rush hour commuters look at the departures board while at Penn Station, Friday, April 14, 2017 , in NY .
  • US, Mexico and Canada announce 2026 World Cup bid

    US, Mexico and Canada announce 2026 World Cup bid

    According to Press Association analysis, the United States probably has the facilities to host a tournament by itself tomorrow. Montreal's Olympic Stadium (56,000) and Toronto's Rogers Centre (53,000) are less ideal for soccer in their current states.
    NCAA adopts early signing period, 10th coach for football

    NCAA adopts early signing period, 10th coach for football

    And it's not just the uncertainty surrounding new coaching hires, but the assistants those new head coaches are bringing in, too . But under the new rule, if a player does not qualify, the team only can have 24 players for that recruiting class.
    DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in MA

    DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in MA

    Prosecutors have charged Colon-Ortiz with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery, and assault with the intent to rape. She never returned, and her body was found that night in a wooded area about a half mile from her mother's house.
  • Rain can't dampen the spirits of Peterborough's Easter egg hunters

    Rain can't dampen the spirits of Peterborough's Easter egg hunters

    The adult egg hunt costs $20 to participate. "Then we are going to go to our grandma's house to find Easter Eggs". Two helicopters will be dropping more than 15,000 eggs to children of all ages up to the 5th grade.

    Apple added to self -driving test permit list

    By no means does this confirm an " Apple Car", in fact the permit granted to Apple covers the use of Lexus RX450h vehicles. If he has never confirmed the existence of this program, CEO Tim Cook repeatedly made remarks likely to fuel speculation.

    Tax Day protesters wonder what Trump is hiding

    The Oregon Democrat and says the people have "a basic right to know whether the president pays his fair share". The protesters gathered at a rally at Bryant Park, near the New York City Public Library.


Popular

It's a boy! Zoo confirms April the giraffe's calf is a male
The viral sensation mama welcomed her fourth calf just before 10 this morning at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York . The calf's father, Oliver, who watched the birth from an adjacent pen, is a first-time father at the age of 5.

Raptors roar into playoffs on a high note
During the 21-game stretch, DeMar DeRozan continued his splendid season on offense, where he's averaging 27.0 points per season. First up, the Raptors - who are back in the playoffs for the fourth year in a row - are facing the Milwaukee Bucks at 5:30 p.m.

Two-day BJP National Executive meet begins in Bhubaneswar
The Prime Minister will also visit the Sri Lingaraj temple to offer prayers, according to state BJP spokesperson Sajjan Sharma. Additionally, the BJP has identified 120 Lok Sabha seats it lost in 2014 but hopes to win in 2019.

After 3 years of losing, Herman trying to change Texas
Last week, he led the demolition of the locker room with the first swing of a sledgehammer . But, to get to a championship level, there has to be buy-in, maximum effort, and execution.

Braun Strowman flipped an ambulance with Roman Reigns inside it
Braun cut a promo about whose yard it is now (Strowman said it was his yard, unsurprisingly) and then the unthinkable happened. Once Strowman had cleared the scene, a second ambulance took Reigns to a local medical facility for treatment and evaluation.