Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions

The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at Nokia Theatre on April 18 in Los Angeles. Inductees include Rush, Donna Summer, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, Lou Adler, Albert King, Public Enemy and Heart. The ceremony will air May 18 on HBO.

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The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at Nokia Theatre on April 18 in Los Angeles. Inductees include Rush, Donna Summer, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, Lou Adler, Albert King, Public Enemy and Heart. The ceremony will air May 18 on HBO. Click to see more photos of the jam sessions of the night.
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Usher performs a Michael Jackson song as producer Quincy Jones is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Nokia Theatre on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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Jennifer Hudson performs in tribute as Donna Summer is posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Nokia Theatre on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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Taylor Hawkins, left, and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters react as they induct the band Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Nokia Theatre on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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John Mayer speaks while inducting Albert King posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Nokia Theatre on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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Oprah Winfrey inducts Quincy Jones into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Nokia Theatre on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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Usher hugs producer Quincy Jones as Jones is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Nokia Theatre on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Randy Newman — joined by Jackson Browne, John Fogerty and Tom Petty — kicked off the Los Angeles ceremony with a performance of his classic "I Love L.A."
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Taylor Hawkins, left, and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters react as they induct the band Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rush gained entry following its first appearance on the ballot after repeatedly being left off the list since gaining eligibility in 1998.
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The Canadian rockers were welcomed into the musical fraternity at Thursday's 28th annual induction ceremony. "We've been saying for a long time that this wasn't a big deal," drummer Neil Peart told the Nokia Theatre crowd, most of whom came out to specifically support the band. "It turns out, it kind of is."
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Alex Lifeson, left, Neil Peart, center, and Geddy Lee, right, of Rush perform as their band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rush was among this year's eight inductees.
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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Mayer paid homage to late pioneering American blues guitarist Albert King, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 18.
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Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson of the classic-rock band Heart were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The duo and their bandmates performed "Crazy for You," "Dreamboat Annie” and “Barracuda.”
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Oprah Winfrey, right, kisses Quincy Jones on the stage as Jones is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "He defines the word legend. He is remarkable and everybody knows it," Winfrey said.
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Usher praised Quincy Jones with a rendition of the Michael Jackson tune "Rock with You" as the producer-mogul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Jennifer Hudson performed a tribute to Donna Summer as the 'Queen of Disco' was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hudson sang Summer's hits "Bad Girls" and "Last Dance."
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Musician Carole King serenaded Lou Adler with "So Far Away" as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Producer Lou Adler passes a photo of himself from when he was younger while accepting his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Chuck D, left, Flavor Flav, center, and Professor Griff of Public Enemy performed during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The rap group performed their tracks "Bring The Noise," "911 is a Joke" and "Fight The Power."
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Flava Flav brings a young boy with him to the podium as he accepts Public Enemy's inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Musicians Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and producer Nick Raskulinecz rocked out at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre.
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