Chris Rock, John Mellencamp, Chuck D among Rock And Roll Hall of Fame presenters

March 20, 2012
  • Share

The majority of this year's presenters for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony have been announced. Rapper Chuck D (Public Enemy) will induct Beastie Boys, while actor/comedian Chris Rock will induct the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Check out the full list below, via USA Today:

•Beastie Boys will be inducted by Chuck D.
•Donovan will be inducted by John Mellencamp.
•Small Faces/The Faces will be inducted by Stevie Van Zandt.
•Red Hot Chili Peppers will be inducted by Chris Rock.
•Laura Nyro will be inducted by Bette Midler.
•Blues guitarist Freddie King will be inducted by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill.
•Music publisher Don Kirshner will be inducted by Carole King.
•Record producers Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns will be inducted by Robbie Robertson.
•Backing groups the Blue Caps, The Comets, The Crickets, the Famous Flames, The Midnighters and The Miracles will be inducted by Smokey Robinson.

The ceremony happens Apr. 14 at Cleveland's Public Hall, with a telecast happening May 5 on HBO.

Written by Bryne Yancey

Position: Former Web Editor HQ: Orlando, FL (soon to be Cleveland, OH) Nice to meet you! I'm Bryne Yancey, the former web editor for Alternative Press. Prior to joining AP full-time, I volunteered at and freelanced for Myspace Music and AP, writing reviews and such.  I enjoy 80s thrash metal, leather-jacket pop-punk, obscure 90s/2000s emo, contemporary crust-core, and plenty in between. I'm a big fan of pizza, nachos, dessert, sleeveless t-shirts, wearing shorts year-round, sunglasses, science fiction, dry humor, horror, the Florida Marlins, the Orlando Magic, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vinyl is great; Spotify is equally and differently great. Green Day's "Dookie," Bad Religion's "All Ages," and the Suicide Machines' "Battle Hymns" changed my life. I don't think our scene has ever been as exciting or promising as it is right now. Top ten albums OF ALL TIME (but in no particular order): Saves The Day - Stay What You Are Green Day - Warning Jimmy Eat World - Futures Snapcase - Designs For Automotion Hot Water Music - Caution Metallica - ...And Justice For All The Suicide Machines - Battle Hymns Bad Religion - The Process of Belief The Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever Told Descendents - ALL Twitter | Tumblr