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VH1 Ready for Hall of Fame Ceremony

VH1 will air the 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Saturday, March 19 at 9 p.m., the network said Thursday.

The event will take place at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York March 14.

This year’s inductees are blues guitarist Buddy Guy, soul singer Percy Sledge, soul group the O'Jays, rock artists The Pretenders and Dublin quartet-turned-supergroup U2.

In addition, Frank Barsalona, founder and president of Premier Talent Agency, and Seymour Stein, chairman of Sire Records, will be inducted in the “Lifetime Achievement in the Non-Performer” category.

Special guest presenters will include Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Neil Young.