FAME ACADEMY!

A host of new stars at honoured at this year's ceremony...

PRINCE, the late Bruce Springsteen

and ZZ TOP were amongst the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in New York

last night (March 15).

The ceremony, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, also saw veterans Bob Seger, Jackson Browne and R&B

outfit The Dells honoured.

During the ceremony, Prince performed a medley of his hits.

“I embarked on a journey more fascinating than I could ever imagine,” he said during his induction acceptance speech. “But a word to the wise to the young artists – without spiritual guidance too much freedom can lead to

spiritual decline.”

Jackson Browne was presented his award by Paul McCartney who called him “a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll sex star” while Kid Rock inducted Bob Seger.

George Harrison, already an inductee for his work with The Beatles, was inducted for his solo work, joining fellow Beatles

[/a] and [a], who had already been honoured for their solo music.

At the ceremony, [/a]’s son Dhani performed ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, one of his dad’s most famous songs. He was joined onstage by

Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, who were members of the Travelling Wilburys with [a].

Jann Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, was honoured for lifetime achievement in the non-performer category.

The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame is based in Cleveland, Ohio.