We’ve got big news about Big Red this morning, as the former 70 Volt Parade lead singer will induct Genesis into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York City on March 15. Anastasio has long professed his love for The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and other early Genesis LPs and has cited the band as an influence. As we previously reported, Peter “The Prick” Gabriel will not attend the ceremony as he needs to wash his hair or something.
In the past, many of those who have inducted a band have joined said band during their performance or during the all-star jam at the end of the ceremony – see Aerosmith’s Perry + Tyler with Led Zeppelin. We would be thrilled to hear Trey rip up Turn It On Again or Abacab or even Land of Confusion. Luckily, we can all watch Anastasio’s speech and possible sit-in as it happens on Fuse TV. Other presenters announced this morning include Wyclef Jean (inducting Jimmy Cliff), Barry and Robin Gibb (Abba), Billie Joe Armstrong (The Stooges) as well as Jackson Browne (David Geffen).
Tune in to Fuse TV at 8:30 PM EDT on March 15 for the ceremony.