Please remember that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are a TV show (this year, live on the Fuse, 7:30 p.m. CST on March 15). So the Hall picks big names with high TV Q to give the induction speeches.
Here's the lineup:
Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees wil induct ABBA
Wyclef Jean ... Jimmy Cliff
Trey Anastasio of Phish.... Genesis
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day... the Stooges
Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band ... the Hollies
Jackson Browne ... David Geffen, the record executive
Carole King ... a slew of songwriters: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, Mort Shuman, Otis Blackwell and Jesse Stone.