Pearl Jam Among 2017 Rock Hall Inductees

Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FamePearl Jam is headed to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock Hall today announced its 2017 inductees in the Performers category, and along with the grunge rockers, the list includes classic rockers Yes, Electric Light Orchestra and Journey, folk singer and activist Joan Baez and rapper Tupac Shakur. Additionally, Chic guitarist and acclaimed producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers will be inducted into the Rock Hall in conjunction with receiving the Award for Musical Excellence. The 2017 ceremony is scheduled for April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Other nominees for the Rock Hall's Class of 2017 included Jane's Addiction, Depeche Mode, Bad Brains and The MC5, but they were not chosen for induction.

Artists become eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. As Pearl Jam's first release was their 1991 debut album Ten, they're being inducted in their first year of eligibility.

In commemoration of the Rock Hall's Class of 2017 honorees, a new exhibit saluting the inductees will open at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland on March 30. For more information about the Class of 2017 honorees, visit

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