Timberlake and Reed to induct rock hall of famers

Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:42am EST
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NEW YORK (Billboard) - Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York.

Timberlake will induct Madonna, Reed will induct Leonard Cohen, Joel will induct John Mellencamp, and Ben Harper will usher in late bluesman Little Walter during the March 10 event at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

In addition, Tom Hanks will induct the Dave Clark Five, Jerry Butler will induct soul producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and John Fogerty will introduce the Ventures.

Mellencamp and the Ventures are among the artists slated to perform at the event which will air live on VH1 Classic, and will be streamed live by Best Buy at BestBuy.com.


<p>Justin Timberlake holds a handheld light while singing "What Goes Around Comes Around" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 11, 2007. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>