Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte to Induct Public Enemy into Rock Hall of Fame
This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on April 18, and it’s shaping up to be one hell of a show.
Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte are slated to induct groundbreaking rap group Public Enemy, who will also be reuniting with famed Dj Terminator X for the first time since he left the group in 1999.
Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will team up to pay tribute to the late, great Donna Summer; and Usher will pay tribute to Quincy Jones.
Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte will present Public Enemy. P.E. and Lee have a long history, dating back to the group recording their classic “Fight The Power” for Lee’s 1989 Do The Right Thing. Public Enemy have been confirmed as performers, and Rolling Stone confirms that their founding DJ, Terminator X, will attend the ceremony, though it remains to be seen if he will perform.
Usher will perform a tribute to Quincy Jones, who, among his many achievements, produced Michael Jackson‘s Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad, three albums that clearly made an impression on the R&B star.
Other inductees include Lou Adler, 70’s rock band Heart, Randy Newman, progressive rock band Rush, and blues legend Albert King.
The ceremony will air on HBO on May 18th.
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