"Thanks to this band for giving me the life I've always dreamed of," says singer Robin Zander
"If Peter didn't want to play or couldn't play or couldn't sing or whatever, at least he could have stood with us," co-founder says
David Byrne, the Roots and Kimbra took to the stage for surprise performance of "Fame"
"They had a punk soul, a pop heartbeat and Beatles ambitions," says singer of Illinois power-pop masters
"The question is, are we rock & roll?" Ice Cube says. "And I say you goddamn right we rock & roll"
"It’s just amazing to be in the same family," rapper says of the ceremony experience
"I felt like every single one of them was black superheroes," MC says of legendary Compton forebears
"It's something that has been stored up in me for a long time," drummer says of metal band's induction
"Bands are strange creatures... But when it works, it's pretty damn good. There's nothing better," says Ian Paice
Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney talk Steve Miller induction, Chubby Checker's Rock Hall grievance and their own chances of getting in
Guitarist talks Bert Berns, Darlene Love and Deep Purple at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"Steve Miller should have his own damn parking spot at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame if he wants it," Dan Auerbach says at Brooklyn ceremony
"Every hard rock band in the last 40 years, including mine, traces its lineage directly back to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple," says Metallica's Lars Ulrich
Band played favorites, including "Highway Star," "Hush," "Green Onions" and "Smoke on the Water"
In advance of the 2016 induction, we look at who might join the ranks through 2021