Stooges frontman Singer Iggy Pop (l.) performs with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day (r.) after being honored with his band during the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, Monday. Although The Stooges achieved only limited mainstream commercial success, they are widely regarded as being among the earliest innovators of punk rock. Lucas Jackson/REUTERS
ABBA's Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad celebrate after being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Before disbanding in 1982, the Swedish pop music group, which was named for a fish canning company, was one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, with hits such as "Dancing Queen" and "Knowing Me, Knowing You." Lucas Jackson/REUTERS
From left to right, members of the band Genesis, Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins and Tony Banks appear on stage . Formed in 1967, the English prog rock band, whose hits include "Land of Confusion" and "Invisible Touch," is widely regarded as a pioneer in creating elaborate arena shows. Genesis has changed its members several times, but in 2006 the band announced that it was re-forming with its four longest-serving members. Jason DeCrow/AP
Allan Clarke, left, and Graham Nash, center, both founding members of The Hollies, perform with Adam Levine from Maroon 5. The Hollies, a British rock band dating from the early 1960s, are known for such hits as "Carrie Anne," which has a distinctive steel-drum solo, and "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress." Jason DeCrow/AP
Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff performs with Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean. Cliff, a Jamaican ska and reggae singer known for his hits "Sitting in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Many Rivers to Cross," and "The Harder They Come" was instrumental in popularizing Jamaican music around the world.
Record executive David Geffen speaks after being presented with the Ahmet Ertegun award. Geffen founded Asylum Records in 1970, which signed artists such as the Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits. He then went on to found Geffen Records in 1980, which signed Sonic Youth, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Peter Gabriel, and Nirvana. Named for the Turkish-American founder of Atlantic Records and chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Ahmet Ertegun award honors non-performers in the music business.
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder (l) and Green Day's Mike Dirnt (c) and Tre Cool watch Iggy Pop and the Stooges perform. Recording artists are qualified for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album, which means that Green Day will be eligible in 2015 and Pearl Jam will be eligible in 2016.
Left to right, Rob Thomas, Ronnie Spector, Eric Burdon, Chris Isaak, Peter Wolf, and Fefe Dobson perform at the finale of the induction ceremony. Jason DeCrow/AP
Russia informed Iran Monday it would soon make good on the long-overdue delivery of a sophisticated air defense system, a sign that Tehran is already reaping the benefits of international negotiations over its nuclear program.