Intros confirmed for 2017 Rock Hall inductees, new exhibit to open

Intros confirmed for 2017 Rock Hall inductees, new exhibit to open

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the list of people introducing the 2017 inductee class. This year's inductee class includes Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Yes.

Dhani Harrison, musician and son of George Harrison, will induct Electric Light Orchestra.

Patrick Monahan, from the band Train, will induct Journey.

Officials also confirmed a rumor involving Snoop Dogg. He is scheduled to induct the late Tupac into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Also, the Associated Press reports Neil Young will induct Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne will introduce Joan Baez, Yes' Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will induct Yes, and musician Pharrell will induct and award Nile Rodgers with the Musical Excellence Award.

Lenny Kravitz is expected to perform a special tribute to Prince during the ceremony. Additional performers include Alicia Keys, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, and other musicians.

The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the 32nd annual ceremony on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Even though the ceremony will be held in New York, a new exhibit at Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be unvieled before the induction on March 31. The exhibit will highlight all of this year's honorees. Significant items will be showcased at the exhibit, including a t-shirt worn by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Joan Baez's contract for her Woodstock performance that shows she was originally scheduled as the closing act, a reel-to-reel master recording of Tupac Shakur's "Dear Mama," and more.

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