- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2009

CLEVELAND (AP) - Rapper Eminem, guitar legend Jimmy Page and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones are among the presenters for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The ceremony will be held April 4 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland.

Inductees were chosen by the 600 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible 25 years after their first recording is released.

Run-DMC will be inducted by Eminem, Jeff Beck will be inducted by Page, and Wood will induct Bobby Womack.

Metallica will be inducted by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Little Anthony & the Imperials will be inducted by Smokey Robinson.

Two of Elvis Presley’s musicians _ drummer DJ Fontana and bassist Bill Black _ will be inducted in the sidemen category by Max Weinberg and Garry Tallent. Spooner Oldham, the third honoree in the sidemen category, will be inducted by Paul Shaffer.

A presenter for inductee Wanda Jackson, who got a nod for the early influence category, hasn’t been announced.


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