Pearl Jam rock the Hall of Fame

Vedder also used his speech to discuss climate change and said his daughter was a big fan of Grammy-winning performer Chance the Rapper.

Such a cool night at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with their newest induction ceremony that went down last night at the Barclays Center in NY! "They'd recognize injustice and stand up to it", he said.

The former "Late Show" host couldn't resist a few jabs as well. "These guys in Pearl Jam were something more than a band", he said.

Pearl Jam's lead singer, Eddie Vedder, and Joan Baez seized the moment to advocate for social activism.

Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur were also set to be inducted in their first year of eligibility, 25 years after the release of their debut albums in 1991. Snoop later shared personal stories of the pair smoking weed and parasailing together earlier in his career.

"To me, Tupac was first and foremost a homeboy. No, for real! That's right Tupac is the one that got Snoop Dogg smoking blunts". Later, Alicia Keys performed a medley of Shakur's songs on piano, including "Dear Mama" and "Changes".

For almost four decades, Arnel Pineda has always wanted to meet Journey's original frontman Steve Perry.

Instead, Journey's current lead singer, Arnel Pineda, sang three classic Journey favorites: Separate Ways, Lights and Don't Stop Believin'.

"Never take the opportunity for live music for granted and that's the message I can bring you folks tonight", he said warmly.

Electric Light Orchestra, YES, and Joan Baez were also inductees Friday. She talked about how her fame has reached many generations.

In addition, Perry thanked the fans: "You put us here". Pharrell Williams spoke on the Musical Excellence Award of Nile Rogers, whose own speech noted the many collaborators with whom he has worked, including Williams on the Daft Punk hit "Get Lucky".

Following a tribute video including statements about Berry's influence from Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul McCartney, new inductees ELO played their version of "Roll Over Beethoven" to honor Berry.

Concerns about the legendary singer/songwriter's health arose Wednesday when it was announced he was pulling out of Friday's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony due to an undisclosed illness.



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