The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony used to be a drunken, freewheeling event that would stretch to all hours of the night, today it is an arena rock spectacle stunning moments that won’t soon be forgotten.
“They spoke the truth, and people listened,” presenter Michael Stipe said. “This was not just pop music.”
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” isn’t the same without Tom Petty, though.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct its newest members Thursday night amidst rumors Joan Jett might be performing for the late Kurt Cobain with the surviving members of Nirvana.
She’s jammed with the Foo Fighters, and produced Pat Smear’s ex-band, so it makes sense.
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The Eurythmics also reunited; Stevie Wonder, Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl were among other performers.
It will be the first-ever Grammy telecast performance for Nine Inch Nails and QOTSA.
Paul McCartney, Elton John and Prince were among those to add to their lengthy list of greatest hits in 2013.
The induction ceremony will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10 and will be open to the public. An on-sale date has yet to be announced.
“It’s true that in general the mainstream media tends to – and this is normal human nature – pay attention to bands that do well in New York or L.A. They end up getting more attention, because those are the media centers. But there’s a lot of area, what people call the ‘flyover states,’ and those people who live there love their rock and roll, and are loyal to their bands.”