Mary J. Blige, Howard Stern, Ann Wilson among presenters for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 ceremony

The luminous Andra Day will pay tribute to Nina Simone. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/AJC


If you can’t attend the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this month, at least you can watch it on HBO.

As in previous years, the ceremony – which takes place April 14 at Cleveland’s Public Hall – will air a few weeks later on the cable network.

HBO will debut the induction special at 8 p.m. May 5; the Rock Hall will also stream live from the red carpet from 5:30-7:30 the night of the induction ceremony on its official websiteFacebook and YouTube pages.

For this year’s gathering, the confirmed presenters and performers are:

  • Mary J. Blige presenting and Andra Day performing, for Nina Simone
  • Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes presenting for Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • Ann Wilson, presenting for The Moody Blues
  • Brandon Flowers of The Killers, presenting for The Cars
  • Howard Stern, presenting for Bon Jovi
  • Steven Van Zandt, who will be there in conjunction with a “special guest”

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