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Neil to induct Tom Waits into RRHoF

Neil Young, Paul Simon and Elton John to Induct New Members of Rock and Roll Hall of FameRob Zombie, Bette Midler and Jon Densmore will also give speeches at March 14th ceremony

By Andy Greene (Rolling Stone)
February 8, 2011 7:45 AM ET

An A-list group of rock stars will give the induction speeches for this year’s crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced. Neil Young will induct his longtime friend Tom Waits, while Elton John will do the honors for his recent collaborator Leon Russell and Paul Simon will give the speech for his fellow Brill Building songwriter Neil Diamond.

The annual induction ceremony will take place March 14th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. It will be broadcast on Fuse.

Also on hand that evening will be Rob Zombie to induct his hero Alice Cooper, John Legend to induct his fellow piano player Dr. John and Bette Midler to induct her singing idol Darlene Love. Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman will be inducted by Doors drummer John Densmore, while Speciality Records founder Art Rupe will be inducted by Lloyd Price, who was discovered by Rupe.

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