"Due to illness, Neil Young is regrettably no longer able to induct Pearl Jam at this year's induction ceremony", the statement said.
Sporting a massive white beard, David Letterman, 69, devoted much of his speech to praising the band that made seven appearances on his late-night show and features his good friend, lead singer Eddie Vedder.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony goes down Friday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, with a pre-recorded telecast subsequently airing on HBO on April 29th.
Journey's Steve Perry briefly reunited on stage with his former bandmates for the first time publicly in 12 years to accept their induction into the Hall of Fame.
You know you've got a true headliner when David Letterman is just the warm-up. You can guess which song people are rooting for. It was one of the greatest prog-rock moments in Rock Hall history. They would recognise injustice and they would stand up for it. The vibe between the two, despite all of the recent drama around whether or not the band's former singer would show up, seemed genial.
But a rep for the band has countered those claims, telling EW, "We have just spoken with Steve Perry's manager and he confirmed to us that he will NOT be performing tonight". Letterman closed by reading a letter Eddie Vedder had given him to give to his son, Harry. "And we can not, can not be the generation the history of the world will look back on and wonder why they didn't do anything humanly possible to solve the biggest crisis in our time".
"Let us together repeal and replace brutality and make compassion a priority, " Baez told the Hall of Fame audience.
During Letterman's speech discussing Pearl Jam's longstanding animosity with TicketMaster, the "Late Show" host called the concert ticket-selling juggernaut "beady-eyed, bloodthirsty weasels", according to Pitchfork.
Seeking to avoid any confrontation, Dinakaran said he had "stepped aside" last night itself "in the interest of the party". He also said the families of Dinakaran and Sasikala had undergone sufferings and also contributed to the party's growth.
This post Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions' First Shot in Their War on Police Reform Was a Misfire first appeared on SPIN. Bredar against the consent decree , saying they have "grave concerns" about whether it will improve public safety.
What is the Iran nuclear deal? The Trump administration is now conducting a "comprehensive review" of Iran policy, he said. Indeed, "an unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea ", he said.
Verizon shares are down 6% over the last 12 months, a period in which rival AT&T has gained 3.4% and T-Mobile has soared 63%. Total wireline revenues declined 0.6 percent, to $7.9 billion, comparing first-quarter 2017 with first-quarter 2016.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump would campaign in Georgia for Handel "if needed" but dismissed the race as overhyped. The victor in Georgia will succeed Republican Tom Price, who resigned to join Trump's administration as health secretary.
In the US , meanwhile, lawmakers introduced bicameral legislation this month aimed at reining in Washington's own pot prohibition. Products will not be allowed to appeal to youth and packaging will need to be child-proof, the government said.
New domestic members came in at 1.42 million, versus Wall Street forecasts 1.59 million, and Netflix guidance of 1.5 million. The company now has over 98.75 million subscribers and it expects to pass the 100 million milestone by this weekend.
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US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup
Gulati said the initial plan was for 60 of the 80 World Cup games to be played in the US , with Canada and Mexico hosting 10 each. The Women's World Cup has twice been hosted by the United States , in 1999 and 2003, and once by Canada in 2015.