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David Letterman replaces Neil Young at Rock Hall show

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/5/2017
FILE - In this May 5, 2016 file photo, former late-night talk show host David Letterman speaks during the 5th anniversary of Joining Forces and the 75th anniversary of the USO, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Letterman will replace an ailing Neil Young as the person to induct Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, April 7, 2017.According to a statement from the hall, Young “is regrettably no longer able to induct Pearl Jam” and it is “thrilled” that former TV talk show host Letterman will substitute. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File): FILE - In this May 5, 2016 file photo, former late-night talk show host David Letterman speaks during the 5th anniversary of Joining Forces and the 75th anniversary of the USO, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Letterman will replace an ailing Neil Young as the person to induct Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, April 7, 2017. According to a statement from the hall, Young “is regrettably no longer able to induct Pearl Jam” and it is “thrilled” that former TV talk show host Letterman will substitute. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this May 5, 2016 file photo, former late-night talk show host David Letterman speaks during the 5th anniversary of Joining Forces and the 75th anniversary of the USO, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Letterman will replace an ailing Neil Young as the person to induct Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, April 7, 2017. According to a statement from the hall, Young “is regrettably no longer able to induct Pearl Jam” and it is “thrilled” that former TV talk show host Letterman will substitute. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman will replace an ailing Neil Young as the person inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday.

According to a statement from the hall, Young "is regrettably no longer able to induct Pearl Jam" due to illness and is "thrilled" that former TV talk-show host Letterman will substitute. Pearl Jam made its "Late Show with David Letterman" debut in 1996 with a version of "Hail, Hail."

In addition to Pearl Jam, the new rock class incudes the late rapper Tupac Shakur, ELO, Journey, Nile Rodgers, Joan Baez and Yes. The ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland.

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