Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Press Release: 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Feat. Stevie Nicks Debuts May 31st on HBO

Inductees Are Nirvana, The E Street Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, KISS, Brian Epstein And Andrew Loog Oldham

Nirvana, The E Street Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and KISS are the performer inductees, and Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham are the non-performer inductees, in the exclusive HBO special 2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, debuting SATURDAY, MAY 31 (8:00-11:15 p.m. ET/PT). This year’s ceremony featured an impressive array of guests, including Bruce Springsteen, Lorde, Chris Martin, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Nicks, Glenn Frey, Sheryl Crow, Tom Morello, St. Vincent, Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Kim Gordon, Michael Stipe, Questlove, Youssou N’Dour, Art Garfunkel and Peter Asher.

Other HBO playdates: 
June 04 (9:00 p.m.),
June 07 (4:45 p.m.),
June 10 (2:30 p.m., 4:15 a.m.),
June 16 (5:15 p.m., 2:00 a.m.),
June 22 (8:45 a.m.),
June 27 (1:45 p.m.)
June 30 (8:15 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: 
June 03  (11:00 p.m.),
June 06  (9:00 p.m.),
June 08  (2:45 p.m.),
June 11 (8:00 a.m., 9:00 p.m.),
June 19 (4:45 p.m.),
June 24 (11:45 a.m.)
June 29 (8:45 a.m.)

The 29th annual induction ceremony took place April 10 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, marking the first time the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been held in Brooklyn. The HBO special features some of the biggest names in music in celebratory reunions, rousing tributes and heartfelt speeches from both presenters and inductees.

The HBO special features:  Performer Category

Peter Gabriel
Induction: Chris Martin
Performance: Peter Gabriel and Chris Martin perform “Washing of the Water.” Youssou N’Dour joins Gabriel for an uplifting performance of “In Your Eyes.”

Linda Ronstadt
Induction: Glenn Frey
Performance: Carrie Underwood begins with Ronstadt’s “Different Drum.” Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris join her for a sultry “Blue Bayou,” adding Sheryl Crow for “You’re No Good” and Stevie Nicks for “It’s So Easy.” The supergroup closes with a rousing “When Will I Be Loved?”

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Induction: Tom Morello

Cat Stevens
Induction: Art Garfunkel
Performance: Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) performs his hits “Father and Son,” “Wild World” and the anthem “Peace Train.”

Daryl Hall & John Oates
Induction: Questlove
Performance: Hall & Oates performs a soulful “She’s Gone” and the buoyant “You Make My Dreams.”

The E Street Band
Induction: Bruce Springsteen
Performance: Bruce Springsteen joins The E Street Band for their classics “E Street Shuffle” and “Kitty’s Back.”

Induction: Michael Stipe
Performance: Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic pay a special tribute to Kurt Cobain by performing with four top female artists. Joan Jett leads the band on the iconic “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Kim Gordon lends her vocals to “Aneurysm.” St. Vincent jams on “Lithium.” Lorde closes the set with her own spin on “All Apologies.”

Ahmet Ertegun (non-performer) Awards
Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham
Induction: Peter Asher

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

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established by legendary record executive Ahmet Ertegun and a group of music business executives to honor the artists who have defined rock and roll and have inspired and continue to inspire a generation. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum designed by I.M. Pei in Cleveland, Ohio that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as educational programs. For further information, visit

This year’s special marks the third year HBO has presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The network also presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary special in 2009 and a concert spectacular celebrating the opening of the museum in Cleveland in 1995.

2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY is produced by Playtone, Tenth Planet Productions and Line By Line Productions. Executive producers are Jann Wenner, Joel Gallen, Joel Peresman, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman; supervising producer is Frank Garritano; Rick Austin co-produces; Joel Gallen directs.

Written By Amanda Kondolojy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stevie did a fantastic vocal job with the young lady in the row of veteran female vocalist. Got to have a lung and half of air to keep in there. Thank you Amanda for openly and honestly telling of all the performer play lists. I have searched all day for your honest words. Friend of Stevie - Bruce W. Diggs PS I really wanted to know the Saxophonist that played in Hall and Oates tunes. His Saxello was impressive.

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