Hopefully no one had to fly Delta...
While you were busy gearing up for Coachella travels, there were other celebrations to be had in music across the country. From Frank Ocean to festival season, here's what you missed over the weekend.
34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is one of the highest and most coveted honors for musicians, and the class of 2017 was rightly deserving of their achievements. The prestigious ceremony was held at the Barclay's Center in New York City on Friday night (April 7), with musical greats like Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez each bestowed with the immortal accolade; however, the most significant inductee of the night was West Coast hip-hop artist, Tupac Shakur.
Almost 21 years after his still-unsolved murder, Snoop Dogg took to the stage to pay homage to his old friend. “Many of you remember the thugged-out superhero. The one thought that [keeps] coming back to me is Tupac the human being: strong and vulnerable, courageous and afraid,” he recalled for the audience. Alicia Keys joined Snoop on stage to lend her vocal and piano-driven talents on “Changes” and “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” before YG, Treach and T.I. each helped perform Shakur’s hits, “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” “Hail Mary” and “Keep Ya Head Up,” respectively.
Congratulations to all of the inductees! The condensed version of the ceremony will air on HBO April 29.