So with that said, we'd all like to officially welcome Tupac Shakur to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Snoop Dogg and YG performed "Gangsta Party", Treach from Naughty by Nature did "Hail Mary", and T.I. - decked out in Tupac's signature bowtie bandanna AND a leather corset - gave an affecting cover of "Keep Ya Head Up" that was clearly very meaningful for him.
The induction ceremony will air on HBO Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. And now, Journey is going in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Perry doesn't seem to have any kind of insurmountable beef with with his old group, though and it seems like he'll be joining them onstage for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight.
"I want my granddaughter to know I fought against an evil tide and had the masses by my side", she said. Lee said that being able to induct the band was "righting a awful wrong", as they'd been eligible for years. There was debate whether or not classic Journey vocalist Steve Perry would perform with the band on the night, and it turned out that he did not in fact sing during their songs, leaving vocal duties to current frontman Arnel Pineda, whom Perry lauded during his heartfelt speech.
Lee, along with Rush bandmate Alex Lifeson, are slated to induct Yes prior to the band's performance. They closed with "Don't Stop Believin'", a song that lit up the Barclays Center. I love you, Tupac. "So me being able to express some views on who he was and what he meant to me and the world and music in general, also to share a couple of stories between me and him that really impacted my life".
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This included delivering more than 350,000 petitions to the chicken giant last summer. Hochman said the policy change has been in the works for a year.
The induction of ELO, Yes and, especially Journey, were greeted with huge ovations, showing that the decision Rock Hall voters have made to embrace '70s superstars, who have always been eligible but passed over, has been overwhelmingly popular.
Lenny Kravitz brought out a gospel choir to help him offer up a powerhouse tribute to his friend Prince, with electric renditions of "When Doves Cry" and "The Cross". The vibe between the two, despite all of the recent drama around whether or not the band's former singer would show up, seemed genial.
To be eligible, all of the nominees had to have released their first recording no later than 1991. "Here we are in this modern technology age, and we've got a lot of evolving to do".
"Tupac's a part of history for a reason - because he made history, " said Snoop when he collected the award. "Climate change is real - this is not fake news", he said.
"They didn't even need lyrics, that's how badass they were!"