Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place this evening at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, with a pre-recorded telecast subsequently airing on HBO on April 29th.

Watch the full speech and read the full transcript here.

Yes is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

She was inducted by Jackson Browne, who said the first album he bought with his own money was Baez's second album.

Before things got lit, Uncle Snoop inducted his former label mate and friend in the Hall with a moving speech. "The changes that began happening in the '60s are still happening. we need to be as empowered now as we were then".

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Shakur, who was gunned down under murky circumstances in Las Vegas in 1996, was honored posthumously as the first solo rapper to be inducted into the rock shrine.

Snoop remembered how Pac gave him his first blunt, accompanied him on an unexpected parasailing trip with rap mogul Suge Knight, and outfitted him in a matching designer suit.

Following his emotional speech was a stacked tribute performance.

During the ceremony, Alicia Keys also honored the late West Coast legend with a medley of his tracks that included "I Ain't Mad at Cha" and "Ambitionz As a Ridah".

The reclusive frontman appeared onstage with his former bandmates as they each gave acceptance speeches. He's American history. Tupac, we love you.

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"If somehow, some way, Chance the Rapper ever sees or hears this, I just want to tell him my daughter, Olivia, loves you", he told the RRHOF crowd. "I went to the Hall of Fame about four years ago.and all my heroes were there, every one of them.and we're gonna join them!" My name doesn't mean (expletive).

Accepting his Award for Musical Excellent, Rodgers dedicated it to all the artists he had produced and worked with behind the scenes over the years, saying, "This award is awesome to me because of all the people who have allowed me to join their lives and their bands".

Joan Baez - who was one of the leading protest singers in the 1960s - acknowledged that while many young people were not familiar with her music, she was proud to have devoted her life to speaking "truth to power". Why isn't Neil Young here?

If there was an award for "best shirt" at last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, it would certainly have gone to Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament.

The induction of Pearl Jam served as another nod toward the genre-defining Seattle music scene of the late-1980s and early '90s, even if the band didn't necessarily fit neatly into the "grunge" definition.

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