Snoop Dogg to speak on Tupac Shakur at Rock Hall induction ceremony

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 26, 2014 L/R Pharrnell Williams, Daft Punk duo, and Nile Rodgers on stage
Pharrell Williams, left, with Chic’s Nile Rodgers, right, and members of Daft Punk at the Grammy Awards in 2014. Williams will induct Rodgers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7.
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Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Dhani Harrison and Train’s Pat Monahan will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on April 7 as guests welcoming in the newest members of the hall.

Williams will induct Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Snoop Dogg will give the speech for rapper Tupac Shakur, George Harrison’s son Dhani will do the honors for Electric Light Orchestra founder Jeff Lynne and Train lead singer Monahan will usher in Journey.

They join previously announced guests Neil Young, who is inducting Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne (for singer Joan Baez) and Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson (British prog-rock band Yes).

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Additionally, rocker Lenny Kravitz will lead a tribute performance saluting previous inductee Prince. Other scheduled performers include Alicia Keys, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls.

The dinner and induction ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn and will be filmed for use in a highlights special slated to premiere on HBO on April 29.

This year’s slate of inductees were chosen by more than 900 voting members of the Rock Hall in Cleveland.


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