"I finally got a chance to meet Pac in 1993 at a rap party in L.A.", he remembered.
Disco producer Nile Rodgers, the man behind 1970s hits like Le Freak and We Are Family, was presented with a special award for musical excellence.
Joan Baez - who was one of the leading protest singers in the 1960s - acknowledged that while many young people were not familiar with her music, she was proud to have devoted her life to speaking "truth to power".
Cain has said that the reclusive Perry, who sang with Journey from 1977-1998, is planning to attend the ceremony but isn't expected to perform with the band.
Accepting his Award for Musical Excellent, Rodgers dedicated it to all the artists he had produced and worked with behind the scenes over the years, saying, "This award is unbelievable to me because of all the people who have allowed me to join their lives and their bands".
Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur were also set to be inducted in their first year of eligibility, 25 years after the release of their debut albums in 1991. And while they won't be coming through Northeast Ohio on this current tour, they do want fans to know there's a lot more to come.
Garrett dazzles in debut, Reds beat Cardinals 2-0
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 1-4 in their last five game threes of a series, and 4-1 in Martinez's last five home starts. Here's Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on the efforts of Wacha and Diaz in today's win. "Leake was terrific.
Hundreds march in Amsterdam to support beaten gay couple
Sadly, a gay couple appears to have been attacked by a group of teenagers for holding hands in a small town in the Netherlands. One teacher tweeted a photo of her students holding hands because they "would like everyone to be able to walk hand in hand".
Lenny Kravitz brought out a gospel choir to help him offer up a powerhouse tribute to his friend Prince, with electric renditions of "When Doves Cry" and "The Cross". Other inductees at tonight's 32rd annual ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York are Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, ELO and Yes. "They are the ones that put us here in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame... They can't take this away from you homie", he said, accepting the statuette on Shakur's behalf.
That included fans from all over the country of Pearl Jam, a band that originated in Seattle and still calls the city its home.
As Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder thanked his wife during his speech at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one male fan from a seat up high screamed, "I love you Eddie!" Whether it was human rights or the environment.
As for ELO, Harris noted, "They're one of those artists that once they made the ballot and you went back and listened to the full catalog, you thought, 'Wow, this is clearly a huge impact'".
Unfortunately, the ceremony won't be broadcast live.
Navy, The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires a Tomahawk land attack missile on April 7, 2017 in the Mediterranean Sea. It claims its nuclear weapons are a necessary deterrent to the US military threat.
The Spendrups truck was distributing soft drinks, beer and water to restaurants and shops, according to Hertzman. Another witness told the newspaper that the out-of-control truck ran over at least two people.
The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as "sexually explicit" before being restored. It's been more than a month since the park shared the news of April's impending birth with the world, via social media.
It would behoove Apple to put the best available graphics card in the future Mac Pro , and right now, that could be the Titan Xp. That's hardly cheap - you can buy an entire PC for less - but the $1200 Titan Xp certainly makes it look like good value.
A bill that would remove the state's education chief position from IN ballots passed through one more major hurdle Tuesday. Foster was the only committee member to speak against the bill, though a few voted against it in the voice vote.
Those injured in the attack were both airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospitals' Ryder Trauma Center, the news station reported. The scene is now secure, according to the Miami Dade Police Department, but the stores at the mall will remain closed.
The two prime ministers jointly inaugurated via video link the new bus service between Kolkata and Dhaka via Khulna in Bangladesh. On the agreements, Ranganathan said another pact on formalising regular defence engagements will also be signed.
The report also claims that my "post-All-Star Game" timeline could be nonsense, and that a deal could be done as early as March. All this comes after Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria expressed interest in selling the team late previous year .
His plan would lower the corporate income tax rate to 20% and base taxes on where a product is sold, rather than where it is made. The meeting sparked speculation that the White House was considering a carbon tax as part of a broader tax reform plan.
A Trump supporter who allegedly banned a woman from staying in her rental home because of her race has been removed from Airbnb. She explained how the booking went awry after the host accepted two extra guests to Ms Suh's original booking.
The infighting among Republican lawmakers could not be resolved despite the White House mounting a serious effort. Another Republican, Michigan Representative Justin Amish, said that the AHCA is "Obamacare 2.0".
Salute to Chuck Berry opens Rock Hall ceremony
Steve Perry is expected to join Journey at the induction, but he will not be performing with them, according to sources. David Letterman is to step in for Neil Young to induct Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
India to grow more than China: ADB report
Last month, the US central bank raised the overnight rate for the third time since the global financial crisis. The report states that the growth rate will continue to expand to 7.6% in the successive year (2018-19).
Uber fires back at Google spinoff in self-driving car case
Levandowski, meanwhile, has asserted his Fifth Amendment rights to protect himself if criminal charges are filed against him. Waymo doesn't meet the high bar for an injunction, which would stifle independent innovation and competition".