Elton John will induct pal Leon Russell into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame when the pianist is honoured among the Class of 2011 next month (Mar11).
Russell and John are also nominated for a Grammy Award for The Union.
Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper and Tom Waits are among the next inductees to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The 2011 class for the prestigious club was announced on Tuesday (Dec 14), with Darlene Love and iconic piano player Dr. John also gaining successful nominations.
Love adds, “Finally it’s done. It still hasn’t hit me yet. I still have that nervous stomach, and I’m still excited.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum induction ceremony is slated to take place on 14 March (11) in New York.