Eminem, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Carly Simon, Eurythmics and the married duo of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo were among the artists honored on Saturday night during the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s 37th annual induction ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Among the night’s most memorable moments, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon read a message during their speech from guitarist Andy Taylor announcing that he wasn’t present because he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. Carly Simon was understandably not there after the recent death of her sisters, but Sara Bareilles honored her with “Nobody Does It Better” and Olivia Rodrigo delivered a solid “You’re So Vain.”
Dolly Parton also embraced her new ‘rock star’ title with a group sing-a-long of ‘Jolene’ including Rob Halford, Simon LeBon and Sheryl Crow. And she’s recording a rock album?? Apparently yes!
You can watch the broadcast of the ceremony November 19th on HBO and HBO Max.