Pearl Jam’s Hall of Fame induction: Neil Young to do the honors

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named a few “special guests,” ending weeks of speculation.

Ending weeks of speculation about who will do the honors — Bruce Springsteen? Pete Townshend of The Who? — officials announced that Neil Young will induct Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7.

Young — affectionately known as “Uncle Neil” for his mentorship of the Seattle-based band early on — was one of a few “special guests” announced by the Hall on Friday. The event will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Jackson Browne will induct Joan Baez, and Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush will induct Yes.

The names of those inducting the Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Nile Rogers and Tupac Shakur will be announced at a later date.

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