Arnel Pineda meets Journey's Steve Perry for first time

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Aprile 21, 2017

Inducting Pearl Jam was former late-night host and bushy-bearded David Letterman, who was a last-minute replacement after their initial presenter, Neil Young, fell ill. "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is thrilled that David Letterman has agreed to induct the band this Friday night at the 32nd Annual Induction Ceremony".

Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with ELO, Joan Baez, Journey, Tupac Shakur, and Yes.

Inductee Eddie Vedder from the band Pearl Jam performs at the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, April 7, 2017, in NY. His induction speech of legendary rock and rollers Pearl Jam is truly a thing of beauty.

"I used to have a television show, they were on my show 10 different times over the years", aid Letterman.

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"Every time they were there, they would blow the roof off the place", Letterman said.

Hitmakers Journey reunited with longtime estranged singer Steve Perry, but only for their induction speech, as the singer has not performed with the band in decades and has only rarely sung in public. He continued by praising each of his other former bandmates as well as the band's current singer, Arnel Pineda. Watch clips from the various speeches and performances below. "'We can not be the generation history looks back on and thinks 'Why did they not do everything humanly possible to solve this biggest of problems?"

"Let us build a bridge, a great bridge, a lovely bridge to once again welcome the exhausted and the poor", Baez said, juxtaposing lines from Trump and the immigrant-welcoming poem on the Statue of Liberty.

Jonathan Cain thanked the Cubs for winning the World Series - the cameras panned to Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, a noted Cubs fan, in the audience. It was one of the greatest prog-rock moments in Rock Hall history.

"You're the ones who put us here", Perry said to the Journey fans, earning one of the night's loudest applauses.

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