The act announced just before the event that they would not perform at the rock hall event.
Miller came out of a blues background in San Francisco and later became a dependable author of FM rock hits like “Fly Like an Eagle,” ”Jet Airliner” and “Jungle Love.”
Chicago was known for a brassy, jazz-rock fusion in its early days and settled into a comfortable career penning pop hits. Among their favorites were “Saturday in the Park,” ”25 or 6 to 4,” ”If You Leave Me Now” and “Does Anyone Really Know What Time it Is?”
The pride of Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick’s career soared in the late 1970s when a live album recorded before a gleeful Japanese audience added excitement to tracks like “Surrender” and “I Want You to Want Me.” The band just released a new disc on the hot Big Machine label.
The hall also inducted songwriter and producer Bert Berns.
HBO is filming Friday’s show and will air highlights on April 30.
The rock hall also announced that starting in 2018, it would begin alternating the annual induction ceremony between New York and Cleveland, where the Hall of Fame and Museum is located.