You can stick another check mark on Detroit’s hall of fame list. The Stooges will be inducted tonight into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the 17th Motor City act to be graced with the honor since the institution was launched in 1986. Four decades after they crashed onto the Detroit-Ann Arbor scene, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton and company will be coronated at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The guys who helped invent punk rock will be inducted by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, alongside the likes of ABBA, Genesis and the Hollies in one of the most eclectic hall classes in memory. They’ll accept the honor on behalf of Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, who died last year. A Stooges display will soon sit in the inductees gallery at the hall’s museum in Cleveland. As is custom, the band is to perform a pair of songs after its acceptance speech, and Iggy Pop has said members will participate in the traditional show-closing jam. Next up from the Detroit family? Well, fans of Alice Cooper and the MC5 will certainly tell you those acts are overdue, and it’s not too early to start thinking about the next generation: Kid Rock, after all, will be eligible in 2015.
The induction is at 8:30 tonight on Fuse TV. Check your local TV listings.