In this Jan. 20, 2011 photo, Elton John poses for a portrait while promoting the new film, "Gnomeo and Juliet", in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Elton John recently made an album with his longtime idol, Leon Russell. Now he'll do the induction honours when Russell is ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.
Russell and John are up for a Grammy award for their work on the joint album "The Union."
John won't be the only Rock and Roll Hall of Famer honouring the 2011 class on March 14.
Paul Simon will induct Neil Diamond, and Neil Young will induct Tom Waits.
Also, Rob Zombie will induct Alice Cooper while John Legend will induct Dr. John. And Bette Midler will pay tribute to Darlene Love.
The induction ceremony will be in New York City and will be aired on March 20 on the Fuse network.