Leon Russell in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2011

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Elton John and Leon Russell performed “Hey Ahab” on the Late Show with David Letterman. Check it out and pick up their album The Union on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2011 inductees include some iconic artists, and now the ceremony will also boast some legendary presenters.

Elton John will induct piano man Leon Russell, with whom he co-wrote the Grammy-nominated album 'The Union' this past year. Paul Simon will be on hand to induct Neil Diamond, while Neil Young will be on hand to welcome Tom Waits into the fold.

On top of that, Alice Cooper will be introduced by fellow hard rocker and horror lover Rob Zombie. Dr. John's piano and vocal contributions to music history will be fittingly honored by John Legend. Finally, Bette Midler will pay homage to vocal great -- and occasional actress -- Darlene Love.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony is set to take place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on March 14 and will be broadcast March 20 on Fuse.