Tupac going to Hall of Fame
The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
The list also includes Joan Baez and 1970s favourites Journey, Yes, and Electric Light Orchestra.
The rock hall also said it would give a special award to Nile Rodgers, but his disco-era band Chic failed again to make the cut after its 11th time nominated.
The 32nd annual induction ceremony will take place on April 7 at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Shakur was shot and killed after attending a boxing match in Las Vegas in 1996, a murder that has spawned conspiracy theories but remains unsolved.
Changes, Keep Ya Head Up, Ambitionz Az a Ridah and Life Goes On are among his best-known songs. Only 25 when he died, Shakur left behind a trove of music that was released posthumously.