HBO PRESENTS THE 2013 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

HBO Latin America announced the exclusive premiere of the 28th annual celebration that welcomes the cream of the rock crop into the most prestigious club of its kind, The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, on August 17th in the Caribbean.

HBO gives viewers front-row seats to one of the year’s hottest music events, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Held at the 7,000-seat Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles (the first time the event has taken place there in 20 years) in April, the two-and-a-half-hour special will feature a parade of guests and current Hall of Famers honoring six new inductees in the performer category: Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Rush, plus the late Donna Summer and Albert King, as well as two non-performer inductees, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler.

In addition to induction highlights, the event includes performances by some of these new Hall of Famers, joined onstage by a variety of musical icons for once-in-a-lifetime renditions of their songs. Participants include John Mayer (performing with Gary Clark Jr. and Booker T. Jones in honor of Albert King), Chris Cornell (inducting Heart), Kelly Rowland (inducting Donna Summer), Jennifer Hudson (performing in honor of Summer), Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters (inducting Rush), Hall of Famer Don Henley (inducting Randy Newman), and Usher (performing in honor of Quincy Jones).

{FILE IMAGEBarbados 2011} In addition to induction highlights, the event includes performances by some of these new Hall of Famers, joined onstage by a variety of musical icons for once-in-a-lifetime renditions of their songs. Participants include John Mayer (performing with Gary Clark Jr. and Booker T. Jones in honor of Albert King), Chris Cornell (inducting Heart), Kelly Rowland (inducting Donna Summer), Jennifer Hudson (performing in honor of Summer), Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters (inducting Rush), Hall of Famer Don Henley (inducting Randy Newman), and Usher (performing in honor of Quincy Jones).

For the first time ever, the Hall of Fame offered fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. As voted on rockhall.com, hbo.com, CNN.com and rollingstone.com, the public’s top five artists comprised a “fans’ ballot” that was tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2013 inductees.

The induction ceremony was directed by Joel Gallen and Executive Produced by Jann Wenner, Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Joel Gallen and Joel Peresman.

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