Pearl Jam, 2Pac, Joan Baez Lead Rock Hall’s Class of 2017
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday officially announced the inductees at next year’s ceremony: Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, and Joan Baez will all join the class of 2017. Chic’s Nile Rodgers will be honored with the Award for Musical Excellence. Grunge legends Pearl Jam and the late rap icon Tupac join the hall in their first year of eligibility. The nominated artists who did not make the final cut include Depeche Mode, Jane’s Addiction, Steppenwolf, MC5, and The Cars. The induction ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on April 7, 2017; and a pre-taped, edited version of the program will air later in the year on HBO.