May 09 2013

Music News: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, May 18 on HBO


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame logoWhat a night May 18 will be! Musical performers Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer, as well as non-musical performers Lou Adler and Quincy Jones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 18, but HBO will celebrate the occasion with an exclusive 24-hour induction ceremony debuting Saturday, May 18, 9:00-11:50 pm ET/PT, and concluding Sunday, May 19 at midnight. The special will include performances, tributes and speeches by such stars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Hudson, Cheech and Chong, Usher, and more.

For all the details, check out HBO’s official press release, below.

            Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer are the performer inductees, and Lou Adler and Quincy Jones are the non-performer inductees in the exclusive HBO special 2013 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, debuting SATURDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:50 p.m. ET/PT). The 28th annual induction ceremony took place on April 18 at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, marking the first time since 1993 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on the West Coast. The HBO special features long-awaited performances, commemorative tributes and moving speeches from both presenters and inductees.

            HBO Signature will present a 24-hour marathon of the HBO special beginning at midnight the same day the special debuts on HBO, and concluding May 19 at midnight.

Other HBO playdates: May 24 (5:00 p.m., 12:15 a.m.), 26 (4:10 p.m.), 28 (9:45 p.m., 4:05 a.m.) and 31 (12:30 p.m.), and June 1 (1:00 p.m.), 3 (1:45 p.m.) and 5 (2:20 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: May 20 (9:30 a.m., 10:00 p.m.), 22 (12:10 a.m.) and 30 (10:55 a.m., 10:00 p.m.), and June 9 (7:30 a.m.) and 18 (5:30 p.m.)

The HBO special features a star-studded lineup, including:

Performer Category:



Induction: Chris Cornell

Performance: Heart’s original lineup and Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell perform “Crazy on You” and are joined by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready for “Barracuda.”


Albert King

Induction: John Mayer

Performance: Gary Clark Jr. performs King’s “Oh Pretty Woman.” Booker T. Jones and Mayer join him for a jam of “Born Under a Bad Sign.”


Randy Newman

Induction: Don Henley

Performance: Randy Newman plays “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” and is accompanied by The Eagles’ Don Henley on “I’m Dead But I Don’t Know It.”


Public Enemy

Induction: Harry Belafonte and Spike Lee

Performance: Public Enemy performs their iconic songs “Bring the Noise” and “Fight the Power.”



Induction: Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins

Performance: Dedicating their award to the fans, Rush plays their classics “Tom Sawyer” and “The Spirit of Radio.” In a special tribute, Grohl, Hawkins and Nick Raskulinecz perform Rush’s “2112/Overture.”


Donna Summer

Induction: Kelly Rowland

Performance: Jennifer Hudson puts her own spin on Summer’s “Last Dance.”


Ahmet Ertegun (non-performer) Awards:


Lou Adler

Induction: Cheech and Chong

Performance: Carole King performs “So Far Away” from her album “Tapestry,” which Adler produced.


Quincy Jones

Induction: Oprah Winfrey

Performance: Usher performs “Rock with You” from Michael Jackson’s album “Off the Wall,” which Jones produced.


The special is bookended by all-star jams that have long been a signature of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows. The night opened with Randy Newman performing his classic “I Love LA,” joined by Jackson Browne, John Fogerty and Tom Petty. The evening’s finale of Robert Johnson’s legendary song “Crossroads” included Gary Clark Jr., Chris Cornell, John Fogerty, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Heart, Mike McCready, Tom Morello, Public Enemy and Rush.

Paul Shaffer and members of the CBS Orchestra served as backup band for several of the night’s performances.


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