David Letterman Inducts Pearl Jam To R&R Hall Of Fame (FULL SPEECH)

David Letterman demonstrated his affection for Pearl Jam when he inducted the grunge icons into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band had been a staple on his now classic CBS Late Show since 1996.

Letterman, who called the band’s “Hail, Hail” a “big thrill” on his show in 1996, conveyed what was commonly witty, wry and an ardent speech. This is what the retired late-night host needed to say in regards to his affection for the long-running band.

David Letterman: Thank you. That’s very kind of you. I can’t even begin to tell you what an honor and a privilege it is to be out of the house. 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’s fallen ill. I’m not sure. Continue reading