Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Stevie Nicks to perform for Linda Ronstadt at Rock Hall of Fame Induction

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with his loyal E Street Band, while a superstar lineup of Nicks, Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow will perform for Linda Ronstadt. Glenn Frey will induct the singer.

Michael Stipe of R.E.M. will induct Nirvana, Coldplay's Chris Martin will induct Peter Gabriel, Tom Morello handles those duties for KISS, and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson will induct fellow Philadelphians Hall and Oates.

Inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates, Gabriel and Cat Stevens will perform during the April 10 ceremony, which will be broadcast May 31 on HBO at 9pm.

The 2014 Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and will again be open to the public, as it has been for the Induction Ceremonies in Cleveland (2009, 2012) and Los Angeles (2013). This will be the first time that the ceremony will be open to the public in New York.

To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000.  There will be a limit of 6 tickets per transaction through this allotment. 

Maybe she'll do 'It's So Easy' that she did so well during the Buddy Holly Tribute show? It's a cover of a Buddy Holly song, but Linda covered it and took the song top 5 in the US back in the 70's. Stevie did a pretty amazing job singing the song at the Buddy Holly Tribute show.


Anonymous said...

I've always wondered if Stevie and Linda were friendly at all. They're close in age, both from Arizona and were the two biggest female rock stars of the 70's. While Stevie is smart, fun and always had an air of mystique she seemed to be foremost a rock star. Linda is very serious and very bookish- she really has a brilliant mind. Always wanting to conquer new frontiers musically. I just read her memoir and thoroughly enjoyed it. I love them both and have seen them dozens of times throughout the years.

Anonymous said...

Luv them both. What a remarkable line up to honor Linda, long overdue. Three legends who go way back with her and two who walk in her footsteps.

Bearz3 said...

With Linda's major health issues, hope she is able to enjoy this event in her life!!!! Loved her & Stevie both.

Anonymous said...

Given all of Linda and Stevie's remarkable similarities, it's strange that the two of them never seemed to have crossed paths in a professional/social sense. They are both from Arizona. They are both around the same age. They both hung around the same musical peers such as The Eagles, Waddy Wachtel, JD Souther, etc. Despite all this, Stevie has never talked about Linda Ronstadt or has even been seen in the same room as her. I wonder if they've ever met.

Anonymous said...

Great to see all these folks including Stevie coming together for a RRHOF tribute to Linda Ronstadt. Linda's long time producer Peter Asher says "it's long overdue"! http://linda-ronstadt.net/blog/#peterasher

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