Watch Pearl Jam's Full Induction & Performances At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

April 8, 2017

After much drama, bickering and controversy surrounding Pearl Jam's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, last night the ceremony finally went off without a hitch and the grunge gods are now immortalized in the Hall of Fame's walls.

Inducting Pearl Jam was former late-night host and bushy-bearded David Letterman, who was a last-minute replacement after their initial presenter, Neil Young, fell ill. Letterman was quick to joke about the switch, saying, "I know Neil Young was supposed to be here. People are looking at me like I had something to do with it. Why isn't Neil Young here? The truth of it is the poor guy just can't stay up this late. That's what it is. Either that or he swallowed a harmonica. I'm not sure."

Each of the band members took a turn at the microphone to say their acceptance speeches, with frontman Eddie Vedder closing out, saying "we've been through a lot, this group, and if it weren't for everybody out hearing about our music, if it weren't for everybody out here who came to the shows ... Those are the things that really kept us together when we felt the responsibility to the music was bigger than ourselves or our own personal needs. We knew we were better together than apart. It was you. I love these people so much. I feel like maybe we're about halfway there to deserving something, immaculate of this statue, maybe halfway there. But this is very encouraging. And we're very grateful. Thank you."