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Rock Hall Ceremony Airs Saturday

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony premieres on HBO Saturday at 9pm ET. The show will be repeated several times in coming weeks. This year’s inductees were:

Rush (inducted by Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins)
Heart (inducted by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell)
Randy Newman (inducted by the Eagles’ Don Henley)
Public Enemy (inducted by Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte)
the late Donna Summer (inducted by Kelly Rowland) and Albert King (inducted by John Mayer)
Quincy Jones (inducted by Oprah Winfrey) and Lou Adler (inducted by Cheech and Chong) entered as non-performers.

Among the performances that took place April 18th at the Nokia Theater in L.A. were:

•Newman’s show-opener, “I Love L.A.,” on which he was joined by Jackson Browne, John Fogerty and Tom Petty, plus “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” and “I’m Dead but I Don’t Know It,” accompanied by Henley.
•Heart’s original lineup joined by Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell on “Crazy on You,” then playing “Dreamboat Annie,” and finally doing “Barracuda” with Cornell and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready.
•A special tribute to Rush, featuring Grohl and Hawkins plus producer Nick Raskulinecz on bass, performing “2112/Overture, followed by Rush themselves playing “Tom Sawyer” and “The Spirit of Radio.”
•Gary Clark Junior playing Albert King’s “Oh, Pretty Woman,” then being joined by Mayer and organist Booker T. Jones on King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”
•Carole King playing “So Far Away,” from Tapestry, in honor of Adler, who produced that album.
•The evening’s finale of the Robert Johnson song “Crossroads,” which included Clark Junior, Cornell, Fogerty, Grohl, Hawkins, Heart, McCready, Tom Morello, Public Enemy and all three members of Rush.

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