Alanis Morissette and Olivia Rodrigo to Pay Tribute to Carly Simon at Rock Hall Induction

Son of a gun!

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 27, 2022

Alanis Morissette and Olivia Rodrigo got along quite famously at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony last month, so the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has decided to take a cue from the Canadian music industry (wow, there's a sentence this writer never thought she'd type).

After Rodrigo honoured Morissette at Toronto's Massey Hall, the two will join forces at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles next month for another induction — that of '70s American singer-songwriter movement frontrunner Carly Simon.

Back in May, the 2022 class of Rock Hall inductees were announced, which included Simon, Eminem, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Eurythmics, Pat Benatar and Dolly Parton, the latter of whom proceeded to confirm her plans to release a rock album after much self-induced debate about who gets to be considered a legend of rock.

Morissette and Rodrigo will pay tribute to Simon — and, of course, there was genuinely no other choice but for them to team up on her 1972 kiss-off hit "You're So Vain." (For an extra dose of CanCon, hopefully Morissette will take the verse that mentions Nova Scotia.)

The news was revealed by Jimmy Ryan, guitarist on the original recording of the song and a longtime friend of Simon's, in a since-deleted Facebook post [via]. Ryan will be joining the duo for the performance, and also apparently shared that Simon herself won't be attending the ceremony. Instead, she took part in a pre-taped induction and interview conducted from her Martha's Vineyard home.

Other details about the annual event have been pretty scarce as of yet, though Morissette and Rodrigo were included in a guestlist that leaked back in September. According to that list, Pink, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Alice Cooper, Brandi Carlile and Miley Cyrus are also set to appear.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on November 5.

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