Metallica, Run-D.M.C. lead Rock Hall inductees
Honors go to a rap group a second timeNEW YORK -- Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall.
Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named to the Hall, following Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 2006. Surviving members Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels will perform at the event for the first time since the 2002 murder of group member Jam Master Jay.
Beck was originally inducted into the Rock Hall in 1992 with the Yardbirds; the 2009 nod is in recognition of his solo career.
Additional 2009 inductees include rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson in the early influence category; Elvis Presley bassist Bill Black and drummer D.J. Fontana; and pianist Dewey Lyndon "Spooner" Oldham in the sideman category.