Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins will help induct Canadian power trio Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring.

The Cleveland-based Rock Hall revealed the partial slate of performers and presenters expected to usher in its latest class of musicians on April 18, at a ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Foo Fighters members were chosen to honour Rush, a band they consider one of their key influences.

The Toronto group, eligible for induction since 1998, had repeatedly been overlooked as organizers announced each year's inductees. They made the final cut for 2013 after the public was permitted to vote for the first time.

The details of the induction ceremony released so far:

  • John Mayer will give the induction speech for blues guitarist Albert King, while Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will perform one of King's songs.
  • Don Henley will induct Randy Newman.
  • Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will perform in tribute to disco queen Donna Summer.

No details were available about the induction of Canadian-American rock outfit Heart or New York rap pioneers Public Enemy.  

With files from The Associated Press