Monday, March 15, 2010

RRHOF Inductions tonight

Tonight marks the 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, as well as the opening of a new exhibit honoring the 2010 inductees at the RRHOF & Museum in Cleveland.

The inductions take place each year at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. While most of these events are closed-door affairs - although filmed for potential use at some point - tonight’s a bit different: viewers in the USA can watch the event live on MSG’s national TV network, Fuse.

Here are the 2010 artist inductees:

(inducted by Barry & Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees)
No reunion for the Swedish pop icons, and while two members will be there to give it a shot, the rumours are that only one will play.

(inducted by Trey Anastasio of Phish)
No reunion with Peter Gabriel, who’s in rehearsals for an upcoming tour; Phil Collins is still doing rehab for some spinal surgery, so he won’t be playing…who knows, maybe Trey steps in and something comes together?

(inducted by “Little” Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band)
Original guitarist Tony Hicks and drummer Bobby Elliott won’t make it due to UK tour commitments, so former members Graham Nash and Allan Clarke will sit in.

(inducted by Wyclef Jean)
Reggae superstar who brought his music to the masses.

(inducted by Billy Joe from Green Day)
Punk pioneers from Michigan who were passed over 7 times before being voted in this year. Expect fireworks from leader Iggy Pop, and don't be surprised if Billy Joe joins 'em for a raucous live set.

Live performers include Faith Hill, Chris Isaak, Eric Burdon, Adam Levine & Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5, Ronnie Spector and J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf; several unannounced special guests are expected to be added to the list.