Rock Hall set to induct 2013 class at LA ceremony
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)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson are among the singers set to pay tribute to this year's eclectic group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
Aguilera and Hudson are scheduled to perform in honor of late disco queen Donna Summer at Thursday night's 28th annual induction ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Summer is among this year's eight inductees, which also include rockers Heart and Rush, singer-songwriter Randy Newman, rap group Public Enemy and bluesman Albert King, as well as Lou Adler and Quincy Jones, this year's Ahmet Ertegun lifetime achievement honorees.
FILE - This Sept. 23, 2009 file photo shows Rappers Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D of the music group Public Enemy, perform at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, 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. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)
Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Rush are expected to perform at Thursday's star-studded event, while Usher will sing for Jones, Carole King will perform for Adler and John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will pay tribute to the late King.
Other artists scheduled to attend include 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.
FILE - This Dec. 11, 2009 file photo shows Donna Summer performing at the Nobel Peace concert in Oslo, Norway. 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 on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McConnico, file)
The event marks the first time since 1993 that the Cleveland, Ohio, institution has held its induction ceremony on the West Coast. It will be broadcast May 18 on HBO.