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Chris Isaak, Faith Hill, Maroon 5 to Perform at Rock Hall Induction

March 4, 2010 9:02 AM ET

Chris Isaak, Faith Hill, Ronnie Spector and Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael will be among the performers to take the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 15th at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. Peter Wolf, Train's Pat Monahan, Fefe Dobson and Eric Burdon will also take part in the ceremony, Rock Hall president Joel Peresman announced yesterday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Peresman also confirmed that the Stooges will perform at the event, but didn't offer up any more details on who will honor specific acts onstage.

Check out photos of all of the Rock Hall's inductees.

As Rolling Stone previously reported, the presenters for the Rock Hall ceremony have been revealed: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will induct the Stooges, Phish's Trey Anastasio will pay tribute to Genesis, Wyclef Jean will honor reggae icon Jimmy Cliff, the Bee Gees' Barry and Robin Gibb will welcome Abba and E Street guitarist Steven Van Zandt will introduce the Hollies at the Rock Hall ceremony, which will air live on Fuse on March 15th. Additionally, Asylum Records record exec David Geffen will be inducted by the first artist he signed, Jackson Browne, while Carole King will present this year's songwriting inductees Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, Jesse Stone, Mort Shuman and Otis Blackwell.

While it remains unclear which of the above presenters will also perform, the Plain Dealer reports that Graham Nash expects to collaborate with the members of Maroon 5 for the Hollies tribute. Jimmy Cliff will likely also perform, but it remains unknown if Abba, who haven't performed together since dissolving in 1982, or Genesis will appear onstage. As RS previously reported, Peter Gabriel will not take part in the ceremony, as he's preparing for his own solo tour.

Get all of Rolling Stone's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame coverage.

More on the Rock Hall's Class of 2010:
Billie Joe Armstrong, Phish's Anastasio, Wyclef Jean to Honor Rock Hall of Fame Inductees
The Stooges, Genesis, Abba Lead the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2010

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