Sir Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Starr into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Sir Paul McCartney will induct Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The 74-year-old Beatles drummer is the last member of the 'Eleanor Rigby' band to receive the honour, as John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul have already been inducted, with his 74-year-old musician ushering in his bandmate for the 30th annual ceremony.
Speaking about the "recognition" of his work being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Ringo - who will release his 18th studio album 'Postcards from Paradise' later this month - said he is thrilled because it means he will finally be appreciated alongside his former bandmates.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "It means, finally, the four of us are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even though we were the biggest pop group in the land."
Other stars are also set to be celebrated at the event by being inducted, with Stevie Wonder speaking about Bill Withers, Fall Out Boy talking about Green Day, and Patti Smith introducing Lou Reed.
The ceremony will take place on April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall, with other performances coming from Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend and Jimmy Vaughan.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Cleveland, Ohio, and is dedicated to some of the most well-known and influential artists, with acts only being eligible to enter 25 years after their first release.