Rock Hall of Fame
Neil Diamond performs with the Boston Pops on the Esplanade in Boston. The 2011 class for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will include Diamond, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love, Dr. John and Tom Waits. The induction ceremony is tonight in New York Associated Press file photo by Lisa Poole, July 3, 2009

NEW YORK - Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper and Tom Waits lead the latest class to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday.

They'll joined by piano maestros Leon Russell and Dr. John and "Wall of Sound" singer Darlene Love.

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Their work was to be celebrated at the annual Waldorf Astoria black-tie dinner, then in perpetuity at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. A tape of the ceremony is to air March 20 on Fuse.

The rock hall has slightly shifted its format this year, doing the inductions first then gathering artists together for performances. In past years, the performances have been interspersed throughout the night.



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