Keith Richards and Eddie Vedder to honor Ronettes and R.E.M.

Rock icon and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will help induct the Ronettes and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder will induct R.E.M. at this year’s Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on March 12th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
Organizers for the event have already announced that Scott Weiland and Slash (from Velvet Revolver) will be inducting 80’s rockers Van Halen, and that Velvet Revolver will perform at the ceremony.

Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha will be inducting punk poet Patti Smith and Jay-Z will be handling the honors for the groundbreaking rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

The ceremony will also feature a performance from Aretha Franklin – who is scheduled to take place in the tribute to late record mogul Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records co-founder.

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