Several of Waits‘ Hall of Fame predecessors have recorded his work, including Bruce Springsteen (“Jersey Girl”), the Ramones (“I Don’t Want to Grow Up”), Rod Stewart (“Downtown Train”) and Johnny Cash (“Down There By the Train”). Rocker Neil Young says Waits is “undescribable and I have to describe him.”
Waits drew laughs with his induction speech. He says: “They say that I have no hits and that I’m difficult to work with. And they say that like it’s a bad thing.”
The work by the inducted artists will be celebrated in perpetuity at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
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