Musician Paul Shaffer will host the 2012 Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards.

The organization made the announcement, Wednesday.

“It’s an honour to return home to Canada and host the Walk of Fame Awards. Like every other year, the lineup of 2012 inductees is outstanding and I look forward to learning their stories,” said Paul Shaffer.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on September 22. It will be broadcast in October.

Inductees this year include musicians Randy Bachman, Sarah McLachlan, dancer Sonia Rodriguez, former  Ottawa Rough Riders quarterback Russ Jackson, Team Canada 1972 and late comedic actor Phil Hartman.

Shaffer has been late night talk show host David Letterman’s band leader since 1982.

He got his own star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2006.