The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year’s inductees. Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, and Tupac Shakur will all be honoured at next year’s ceremony. The Award for Musical Excellence will be awarded to Chic’s Nile Rodgers.
Artists become eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. This is the first year Pearl Jam and Tupac were eligible and they are the first inductees who started their careers in the 90’s.
The ceremony takes place April 7th, 2017 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. There will be a radio broadcast on SiriusXM with an edited version airing on HBO at a later date.