Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals Presenters For Journey and ELO

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on April 7th, and the Hall has revealed more of the presenters and performers set to appear at the induction ceremony in Brooklyn.

Rolling Stone reports that Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) will be inducted by Dhani Harrison. This comes from the long-time friendship and collaboration between Dhani’s father, George Harrison, and ELO’s Jeff Lynne.

Pat Monahan, frontman of Train, will be on hand to induct Journey.

The Rock Hall’s most recent announcements come after earlier word that Neil Young, Rush, and Jackson Browne would be on hand as presenters. Young will be inducting his buddies Pearl Jam, Rush welcomes Yes to the Hall, and Browne will be brought to the stage to induct Baez.


Also on tap for the night, is a special Rock Hall tribute to Prince, performed by Lenny Kravitz. It is assumed that the tribute will include some of Kravitz’s favorite Prince songs. “Not to be dramatic or overly sensitive, but I really feel like a piece of me died,” Kravitz wrote after Prince’s death last year. “He was a mentor and then someone I got to know as a friend and play with. So when he left, a part of me really went too.”


Ex-ELO Drummer Bev Bevan Skipping Rock Hall Induction

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) is heading to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, but Bev Bevan won’t be involved.

Bevan broke the news with a recent Facebook post, citing prior commitments with U.K.’s Jasper Carrott. “These dates have been sold out for some time, and when the news broke about our induction, it was too late to change them,” wrote Bevan. “It would have been fantastic to meet up with Roy, Jeff, and Richard again.”

Bevan reflected on his career, calling the induction “a great honor”.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to have had a life in the music business from my first band ‘Rocking Ronnie & The Renegades’ to Black Sabbath and all the bits in between,” he wrote. “It has been a blast and I still get a buzz every time I walk out onstage. However, I would like to add that without the support of the record-buying and concert-going public my great career could never have happened. So a huge thank you goes out to everyone who has ever purchased a record that I played on or been to any of the concerts.”


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