Watch Dolly Parton Perform "Jolene" with Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Annie Lennox at Rock Hall of Fame Induction

Celebrations also included Eminem, Olivia Rodrigo, Duran Duran and more

Photos: Aaron Rubin (left), Sharon Steele (right)

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Nov 7, 2022

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially inducted its class of 2022 this past weekend (November 5), and Dolly Parton — who eventually came around on her own induction after initially bowing out — certainly made the most of the ceremonial proceedings, playing one of her most enduring songs with help from fellow honourees.

Saturday night's induction ceremony in Los Angeles saw Parton perform "Jolene" alongside Pat Benatar, Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, Brandi Carlile and Judas Priest's Rob Halford — the last of whom assuredly cemented his invite to Parton's rock album recording sessions.

You can see fan-shot footage of that performance below, along with other moments from the evening including Lionel Richie performing "Easy" with Dave Grohl, Eurythmics playing "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," Olivia Rodrigo covering Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," Eminem teaming with Ed Sheeran for "Stan," and Duran Duran playing "Girls on Film" and "Ordinary World."

The ceremony also saw Halford and his Judas Priest bandmates honoured with the Musical Excellence award, with co-founding ex-guitarist K.K. Downing and ex-drummer Les Binks joining in for a medley of heavy staples "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," "Breaking the Law" and "Living After Midnight."

Production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis also received Musical Excellence honours, while Harry Belafonte and guitarist Elizabeth Cotten received Early Influence awards. Industry pros Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine, and Sylvia Robinson were recipients of the 2022 Ahmet Ertegun Award.

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