Entertainment Music Go Backstage at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony On Oct. 30 in Cleveland, a seriously A-list group of musicians came together to celebrate the latest additions to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watch the ceremony and concert on Nov. 20 on HBO By Kate Hogan and Ben Trivett Published on November 19, 2021 09:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 15 Carole King Kevin Mazur/Getty Taylor Swift kicked off the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland on Oct. 30 with a rendition of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" in tribute to inductee King, who originally co-wrote and performed the song. In addition to Swift, Jennifer Hudson performed at the iconic musician's induction. King herself also graced the stage with a performance of "You've Got a Friend." The star-studded ceremony airs on Saturday, Nov. 20, on HBO. 02 of 15 Dr. Dre & Eminem Kevin Mazur/Getty The longtime collaborators reunited backstage at Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage Field House. Dre introduced inductee LL Cool J, and Em made a surprise appearance during LL's set. 03 of 15 Christina Aguilera Kevin Mazur/Getty Xtina was part of the celebration of Tina Turner, wearing a T-shirt with the legend's face on it to belt "River Deep Mountain High." 04 of 15 JAY-Z & Drew Barrymore Kevin Mazur/Getty Barrymore came out to introduce the Go-Go's, while Hova was feted as an inductee. 05 of 15 H.E.R. & Keith Urban Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Urban stepped in with H.E.R. last-minute to honor Tina Turner with "It's Only Love," after scheduled performer Bryan Adams had to pull out due to a positive COVID-19 test. 06 of 15 Angela Bassett Michael Loccisano/Getty The esteemed actress helped induct Tina Turner, telling the crowd, "What brings us here tonight is Tina's journey to independence. For Tina, hope triumphed over hate, faith over fear, and ambition eclipsed adversity." 07 of 15 Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Carole King & Taylor Swift Kevin Mazur/Getty Kidman joined her husband, Swift and honoree King backstage. 08 of 15 LL Cool J DUSTIN FRANZ/AFP/Getty The rapper celebrated his induction with some namesake bling — and his brand new hardware. 09 of 15 Dave Grohl & Sir Paul McCartney Kevin Mazur/Getty To be a fly on the wall! The rockers had an animated chat before McCartney induced Grohl's band, The Foo Fighters. 10 of 15 Lionel Richie & Clarence Avant Kevin Mazur/Getty Richie presented the 90-year-old music exec with the Ahmet Ertegun Award after a one-minute standing ovation, calling him the "Black godfather" and touching on his support of Black artists within the music industry. "He was the one that brought us to some understanding to what the music business is all about," Richie said. "He taught us how to make things happen when the record companies didn't understand what we were about. He made the record companies understand who we were." 11 of 15 Sir Paul McCartney Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty "I mean, it's not just any Hall of Fame, it's the f---ing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Beatles legend McCartney said as he inducted The Foo Fighters, paralleling the ups and downs of his career with those of frontman Grohl. Later on, he joined the band for a rousing performance of "Get Back." 12 of 15 Jennifer Lopez Kevin Mazur/Getty Lopez popped in on LL Cool J's performance, joining him for a rendition of their hit 2002 duet "All I Have." 13 of 15 The Go-Go's & Sir Paul McCartney Kevin Mazur/Getty Rock royalty met pop royalty backstage, as McCartney hung with (from left) Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin. 14 of 15 Drew Barrymore Kevin Mazur/Getty Introducing The Go-Go's, the actress got lots of laughs when she slathered on face cream and wrapped herself in towels recalling the Beauty and the Beat album cover. "I spent hours looking at ... the back side, all of them in the bathtub, the coolest girls in the world taking a spa day in cool girl heaven. This is a true love letter from their biggest fan." 15 of 15 LL Cool & & JAY-Z Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty The rap legends and inductees had a laugh together backstage.