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Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will all participate in the 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, scheduled for April 18th at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Grohl and Hawkins will induct Rush and could end up performing with them, while Cornell will induct Heart. Cantrell and McCready will perform with the latter.
Taylor Hawkins told us that playing alongside some of his favorite musicians never gets old: "Not only do you get to just, like, pinch yourself -- 'Wow, I'm in the room with this person' -- but you also get to kind of try and soak up a little bit of what they do musically, you know. It's neat. It really is amazing, and you really get to be in the presence of greatness when you're with people like that."
Other inductees in this year's class include Public Enemy, Randy Newman, the late Donna Summer and the late Albert King. Quincy Jones and producer Lou Adler are also set to be inducted.
All the living inductees are scheduled to attend and perform. Last year saw the absence of Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin, while Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch was too ill to attend.
Other artists confirmed to induct or perform with this year's class include Harry Belafonte, Spike Lee, Jackson Browne, John Fogerty, Usher and more.
A taped, edited version of the 2013 induction ceremony will be broadcast on HBO on May 18th.
Tickets to this year's show are sold out, but limited benefit-level tickets and packages are available.