Dr John and Darlene Love also inducted
The trio attended the black-tie ceremony at New York‘s Waldorf Astoria hotel on Monday (March 14). Dr. John and Darlene Love were also inducted.
He added: “They say that I have no hits and that I’m difficult to work with and they say that like it’s a bad thing!”
Waits complained that the Hall Of Fame trophy was heavy. He then wondered aloud if he could have a key chain version “that I can keep with me in case I hear somebody say, ‘Pete, take the cuffs off him! He’s a Hall Of Famer!'”
Alice Cooper, meanwhile, wrapped a snake around his neck for his induction and performed three songs live at the event. For ‘School’s Out’ he was joined by a choir of children dressed in black make-up.
“We’ve always been a hard rock band,” he said. “We just wanted to decorate it a little differently.”
The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame began in 1985 to, according to its organisers, “celebrate the music and musicians that changed the world”.