Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe also inducted in an evening of long speeches and unforgettable reunions
Band addressed audience after speech by Heart's Ann Wilson
Band performed hits from multiple decades after being inducted by Heart's Ann Wilson
Band had been passed over twice before getting into the institution this year
"This is a hell of a night for me," Killers frontman says of paying tribute to two of his formative influences at Cleveland induction ceremony
Band was inducted into institution by Howard Stern earlier in evening
Blige honors Simone for singing songs "about injustice, struggle, and black life [that] resonate to this day"
The Roots also salute pioneering singer in emotional medley
"When I dreamed and began writing songs of my own, Justin Hayward’s work was my standard of beauty and purity," says Heart frontwoman
After Hall of Fame induction, guitarist discusses catching up with his ex-bandmates and whether he might join them on the road again in the future
Duo honor Soundgarden singer with sparse rendition of 1994 hit "Black Hole Sun"
New Wave group reprises 1970s and 1980s classics with help from Weezer bassist Scott Shriner
Killers frontman has long cited the band as one of his major influences
"I hope this spotlight helps people discover what so many of us already know," Alabama Shakes singer says of inducting rock pioneer
King of All Media toasts the New Jersey rockers in Cleveland