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Dolly Parton is moving forward on that rock album she’s been talking about. The newly inducted member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame dropped a few interesting names she’s invited to appear on the album. One of those names? Steve Perry.

According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Parton said Perry will be singing with her on a cover of the Journey power ballad “Open Arms.” Perry seemingly confirmed the news via Twitter writing, “If Dolly says it’s true, then it must be true…her voice is amazing!”

 

Ultimate Classic Rock added, “Parton also mentioned Steven Tyler and said she’ll be doing ‘Elton John’s song,’ though she didn’t clarify a specific title or whether John would be singing with her.” Additionally, Parton said she’s been reaching out to artists herself instead of going through publicists saying, “I send a message myself because I figure they don’t need to get that through somebody else. … I’m excited to do it, I really am. I think it’s gonna be a good album.”

Parton has some lofty goals for the album. She previously covered Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” on her 2002 album Halos & Horns. However, she wants to re-record the track telling Pollstar, “I’m going to redo that really on the money. I did it kind of bluegrass-style when I did it; but when I do the rock album, I’m going to actually re-record it – and do it more true to the regular record. I’m trying to see if Robert Plant might sing on it. Maybe Jimmy Page might do the pick-up part on it.”

Rock Hall 2022: Complete Setlist from the Induction

The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is officially in the books. According to Future Rock Legends, the entire ceremony clocked in at five-and-a-half hours. The show featured ten different performance sets celebrating this year’s inductees and paid tribute to past inductees.

As previously reported, fans will get to watch an edited version of the ceremony on Saturday, November 19 at 8 PM ET on HBO. The event will also be simulcast on HBO Max.

Scroll below to see who performed what and which sets featured some surprise guests!

  • Duran Duran

    Duran Duran was inducted by Robert Downey Jr. The band’s set included “Girls On Film,” “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Ordinary World.”

    Inductees Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran speak onstage

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: Inductees Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran speak onstage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

    Benatar and Giraldo were inducted by Sheryl Crow. Their set included “All Fired Up,” “Love Is A Battlefield” and “Heartbreaker.”

    Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar perform onstage

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar perform onstage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Judas Priest

    Priest was inducted by Alice Cooper. The metal band’s set was “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,” “Breaking the Law” and “Living After Midnight.”

    Inductees Ian Hill, K. K. Downing, Rob Halford, Scott Travis, Les Binks and Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest pose in the press room

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Inductees Ian Hill, K. K. Downing, Rob Halford, Scott Travis, Les Binks and Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest pose in the press room during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Carly Simon

    Simon didn’t appear at the ceremony due to mourning her two sisters Joanna and Lucy, who recently both died a day apart and both as a result of cancer. She was honored with performances by Sara Bareilles, who sang “Nobody Does It Better,” and Olivia Rodrigo, who sang “You’re So Vain.”

  • Lionel Richie

    Lenny Kravitz did the honors of inducting Richie. For his set, Richie performed three songs: “Hello,” “Easy” and “All Night Long (All Night).” Richie was joined by special guest Dave Grohl on guitar for “Easy.”

    Inductee Lionel Richie and Dave Grohl perform onstage

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: Inductee Lionel Richie and Dave Grohl perform onstage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Eurythmics

    U2’s The Edge was tapped to induct the Eurythmics into the Rock Hall. The duo’s set featured “Would I Lie to You?,” “Missionary Man” and “Sweet Dream (Are Made of This).”

    Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox of Eurythmics perform onstage

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox of Eurythmics perform onstage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Eminem

    Eminem was inducted into the Rock Hall by friend and mentor Dr. Dre. The rapper’s set featured six songs and two special guests: “My Name is,” “Rap God,” “Sing for the Moment” with Steven Tyler, “Stan” with Ed Sheeran, “Forever” and “Not Afraid.”

    Steven Tyler and inductee Eminem perform onstage

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: Steven Tyler and inductee Eminem perform onstage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Dolly Parton

    Parton was inducted into the Rock Hall by Pink, who later sang “Coat of Many Colors” with Brandi Carlile. “9 to 5” was performed by Sheryl Crow and the Zac Brown Band, while Parton performed her highly teased rock song aptly named “Rockin'” with the Zac Brown Band.

    Inductee Dolly Parton speaks onstage

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: Inductee Dolly Parton speaks onstage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

  • The All-Star Jam

    The 2022 Rock Hall induction ceremony featured a very unique all-star jam of Parton’s classic “Jolene.” Per Rolling Stone, Parton was joined by Pat Benatar, Brandi Carlile, the Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon and Pink.

  • Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp

    Springsteen and Mellencamp were both at the ceremony to induct non-performers. The two hit the stage to pay tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis, and was the last living member of the very first Rock Hall class from 1986. Springsteen and Mellencamp performed “High School Confidential” and “Great Balls of Fire.”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.