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The 20 Coolest Tributes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Call us cynics, but in our world, there are cooler honors than having John Mayer guitar-face one of your songs in front of a bunch of industry vets in suits. While, yes, we will be watching as (we assume) Jerry Cantrell chugs out his best “Barracuda” and Dave Grohl totally doesn’t slam out “Tom Sawyer” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight in L.A. (which airs on HBO May 18), we just want to point out that the best tributes to this year’s inductees — Public Enemy, Heart, Donna Summer, Rush, Albert King, and Randy Newman — have probably already happened. No shots, Paul Shaffer.