"One of the sweetest hug you can ever get from one of my heroes and silent mentors", said Pineda as he shared on Instagram a photo of him embracing the music legend. "That gives us all hope", Vedder said.
Snoop Dogg paid tribute to legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, calling Tupac, "the greatest rapper of all time".
"I've been gone a long time, I understand that", the ex-Journey singer said.
"Tupac's a part of history for a reason - because he made history, " said Snoop when he collected the award. In May, Journey is set to perform at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and the band will then hit the road for a tour this summer.
Much to attendees' delight, Perry walked on stage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for his first appearance with the band since 2005, although he did not perform.
Enormous roars were heard from the crowd every time the camera focused on the band and lead singer Eddie Vedder, Rolling Stone magazine reported.
That included fans from all over the country of Pearl Jam, a band that originated in Seattle and still calls the city its home.
Watch clips from Pearl Jam's induction below. Not surprisingly. Baez took her moment with the microphone to send a political message. "Blue Sky" before longtime associate, George Harrison's son Dhani, had the honor of inducting his friend and the group's Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy into the Rock Hall. "My granddaughter had no clue who I was until I took her backstage at a Taylor Swift concert".
ELO - who kicked off the show with Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" - and progressive British rockers Yes were also inducted Friday. I feel maybe we're halfway there to deserving an accolade of this kind of stature ...
The program will also feature a special memorial tribute to Prince, nearly one year after his death, performed by Lenny Kravitz, according to organizers.
I want to thank the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for inducting this band, finally. The induction ceremony will air on HBO on April 29, and a special exhibit dedicated to the 2017 class will open at the Rock Hall in Cleveland on March 31.