SLASH To Honor JIMI HENDRIX At U.K. MUSIC HALL OF FAME

BBC News is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) will also lead a supergroup in a performance to honor legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix at this year's U.K. Music Hall of Fame in November.

Hendrix will be honored alongside THE WHO, THE KINKS, JOY DIVISION/NEW ORDER, PINK FLOYD and BOB DYLAN at this year's ceremony.

The ceremony, at London's Alexandra Palace on 16 November, will feature performances by ALANIS MORISSETTE and THE PRETENDERS.

A panel of 60 broadcasters, artists, journalists, and industry executives have selected the bands.

Artists can be of any nationality as long as they have had success in the U.K.

Last year's induction ceremony saw THE BEATLES, MICHAEL JACKSON, MADONNA, BOB MARLEY, ELVIS PRESLEY, QUEEN, CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS, THE ROLLING STONES, U2 and ROBBIE WILLIAMS become the inaugural members of the U.K. Music Hall of Fame.

This year's ceremony will be broadcast on Channel 4 on 17 November and will also feature NEW ORDER performing the JOY DIVISION classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart".

The late DJ John Peel will receive 2005's Honorary Membership of the U.K. Music Hall of Fame in acknowledgement of his exceptional contribution to U.K. music.

DJ and TV presenter Dermot O'Leary will present the induction ceremony on Channel 4, while Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe will broadcast live from the event.

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