Chris Rock, Bette Mi­dler to in­duct Hall of Fame acts

The Washington Times Daily - - Television -

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in­duc­tion cer­e­mony likely will be a lit­tle more ir­rev­er­ent this year: Chris Rock is set to be one of the A-list pre­sen­ters for the April event.

The co­me­dian is due to in­duct the Red Hot Chili Pep­pers into the hall at the cer­e­mony at the hall in Cleve­land on April 14, ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press. The cer­e­mony will be broad­cast on May 5 on HBO. Mr. Rock is a big fan and has been a friend of the band for a while.

Mr. Rock will join Bette Mi­dler, who will in­duct the late singer-song­writer Laura Nyro; John Mel­len­camp, who’ll in­duct for­mer tour mate Dono­van; Chuck D, who will in­duct the Beastie Boys; and Ste­vie Van Zandt, who will in­duct the Small Faces/the Faces, which in­cluded Rod Ste­wart.

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