2013 class arrives at Rock Hall induction ceremony
This Oct. 1, 2012 file photo shows sisters Nancy, left, and Ann Wilson from Heart in New York. The eclectic group of rockers Rush and Heart, rappers Public Enemy, songwriter Randy Newman, "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer and bluesman Albert King will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heart, Randy Newman and Quincy Jones were among the first inductees to arrive at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday.
The rockers, the singer-songwriter and the producer-mogul are part of 2013 induction class, which also includes progressive rockers Rush, rap group Public Enemy, disco queen Donna Summer, bluesman Albert King and producer Lou Adler.
"We're not Hall of Famers yet," Nancy Wilson of Heart noted on the red carpet. "We're still just Jan and Nancy right now. I feel like we got into the cool ball team. We got into the team with a bunch of great players."
FILE - This Feb. 7, 2011 file photo shows musician Randy Newman posing after the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Newman is one of eight inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which also include rockers Heart and Rush, the late Donna Summer, rap group Public Enemy and bluesman Albert King, and Quincy Jones, this year's Ahmet Ertegun lifetime achievement honorees. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
Heart, Newman, Public Enemy and Rush were expected to perform at Thursday night's star-studded event, while Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson were set to perform in honor of the late Summer at the 28th annual induction ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Other artists scheduled to attend included the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, who will present Rush; Jackson Browne and John Fogerty, who will perform with Randy Newman; Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell, who will join Heart; Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte, who will present Public Enemy; and Don Henley, who will induct Newman.