When artists get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's often a chance for fellow musicians to offer hearfelt tributes to their heroes. This April, when a new crop of inductees go into the Rock Hall, the aritsts doing the inducting will include some star power and some serious musical credentials.
SPIN just got the scoop on a bunch of Rock Hall Class of 2013 presenters:
Dave Grohl of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, and fellow Foo Taylor Hawkins, both fresh off helping make Led Zeppelin cry at last month's Kennedy Center Honors, will induct Rush.
The Eagles' Don Henley, fresh off promoting the new History of the Eagles documentary at Sundance, will induct Randy Newman.
One of the presenters for blues great Albert King has been silent for awhile following throat surgery: John Mayer will deliver the induction remarks for King and then perform with rising star guitarist Gary Clark Jr., who showed up at a couple of the recent Rolling Stones gigs at the end of last year.
Christina Aguilera of NBC's The Voice, and Jennifer Hudson, last seen serenading Barack and Michelle Obama, will perform and induct disco queen Donna Summer.
We still don't know who's inducting Seattle's rock icons Heart, or the hip hop group Public Enemy. Stay tuned.
The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is April 18, 2013, at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. You can try to buy tickets for the event here
. And you'll be able to see it on HBO on May 18.