The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the presenters who will induct the 2012 honorees. The 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place April 14 in Cleveland, and will debut on television May 5 at 9pm ET/PT on HBO.
Honorees and presenters for this year’s show are:
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.
Freddie King will be inducted by Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill.
Don Kirshner will be inducted by Carole King.
Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns will be inducted by Robbie Robertson.
The Blue Caps, The Comets, The Crickets, The Famous Flames, The Midnighters and The Miracles will be inducted by Smokey Robinson.
No word yet on who will be inducting Guns N’ Roses! Other details about performances, additional presenters and special guests will be announced later.
**UPDATE 4/5/12: CBS News reports that Green Day will induct Guns N’ Roses. Still no word on whether Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin will attend.
**UPDATE 4/12/12: The Los Angeles Times reports that Axl Rose of Guns N’Roses has said he will skip the ceremony, and has also requested that he not be inducted with the band.
**UPDATE 4/12/12: The following performers and updated presenters have been announced:
Faces (Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood) will perform
Donovan will perform with John Mellencamp
Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform
Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, along with Joe Bonamassa and Derek Trucks, will perform for Freddie King
Darlene Love will perform for Don Kirshner
LL Cool J has been added as a presenter to induct Beastie Boys along with Chuck D