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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rock Hall Announces Presenters for Cleveland Induction Bash

Posted By on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:00 AM

It was either this or a picture of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with socks on their dicks
  • It was either this or a picture of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with socks on their dicks

You've probably heard by now that the Rock and Roll of Fame's Induction Ceremonies return to Cleveland on April 14.

They've finally announced the list of presenters:

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

Engineers Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd, and Glyn Johns will be inducted by Robbie Robertson

And the make-up-for-past-wrongs list of groups — The Crickets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters, the Comets, the Blue Caps, and the Miracles — will be inducted by Smokey Robinson.

You probably noticed the night's biggest buzzed band — Guns 'N Roses, who may or may not be reuniting at the Public Hall event — is absent from the list.

We have no idea what's up with that, other than the Rock Hall's statement that "more details about performances, additional presenters and special guests will be announced at a later date."

Maybe they couldn't find anyone who wants to be onstage with Axl. —Michael Gallucci

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