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R&RHOF induction speeches

’CAUSE THEY’VE GOT PERSONALITY: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed that Neil Young will induct fellow iconcoclast Tom Waits, Elton John will do the honors for his primary influence Leon Russell and Paul Simon will honor fellow Brill Building songwriter Neil Diamond. Addirional speechifyin’ will be done by Rob Zombie for Alice Cooper, John Legend for Dr. John and Bette Midler for Darlene Love. Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman will be inducted by Doors drummer John Densmore, while Speciality Records founder Art Rupe will be inducted by Lloyd Price, who was discovered by Rupe in 1952. The induction ceremony will take place March 14 at the Waldorf-Astoria in N.Y., with the telecast on Fuse. (2/9a)

HITS LIST: AMPERSANDS
Dynamic duos (12/6a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
WINNING NOMINATIONS
I.B. Bad on music's biggest comeback (12/6a)
ON THE COVER: LADY GAGA & TONY BENNETT
It's De-Lovely. (12/6a)
CALLING THE PLAYS:
JOHN JANICK
We salute the winner and still champ. (12/6a)
SONG STREAMS:
'TIS THE SEASON
It's beginning to look a lot like Xmas. (12/6a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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