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The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invited music superstars to join their legacy this past April, and HBO presented the special event over the weekend. The show made for a heartfelt and exciting ceremony. A surprising duet from Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Bill Withers performing hits like “Use Me” and “Lean On Me”, was just a part of a show packed with great performances.
CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 18: Ringo Starr performs onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
Check out the full list of Inductees,details, images and clips below from HBO.
The HBO special features some of the biggest names in music and celebratory reunions, moving tributes and heartfelt speeches from both presenters and inductees. Celebrating its 30th year, the ceremony took place on April 18 at Cleveland’s legendary Public Auditorium and welcomed its newest inductees:
– Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
– The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
– Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
– Green Day
– The “5” Royales
– Lou Reed
– Bill Withers
– Ringo Starr
CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 18: Joan Jett and Tommy James perform onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
This year’s ceremony featured an exciting array of guests, including Dave Grohl, Miley Cyrus, Zac Brown, Tom Morello, John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, Karen O, Nick Zinner, Beck, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney.
Other HBO playdates: June 3 (8:00 p.m.), 11 (6:00 p.m., 2:55 a.m.), 13 (4:30 p.m.), 16 (3:00 p.m.), 19 (9:00 a.m.), 24 (2:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m.) and 28 (11:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 1 (11:00 a.m., 12:30 a.m.), 5 (8:00 p.m.), 9 (4:30 p.m.), 15 (1:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m.), 21 (11:30 a.m.) and 27 (12:45 a.m.)
The 30th annual induction ceremony took place April 18 at Cleveland’s legendary Public Auditorium, the venue for many historic performers, including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Rolling Stones. The HBO special features some of the biggest names in music in celebratory reunions, moving tributes and heartfelt speeches from both presenters and inductees.
The HBO special features:
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Induction: Miley Cyrus
Performance: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform “Bad Reputation.” Dave Grohl then joins to perform “Cherry Bomb.” Tommy James with Miley Cyrus then join to perform “Crimson and Clover.”
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Induction: Peter Wolf
Performance: Zac Brown and Tom Morello perform “Born in Chicago.”
Induction: Stevie Wonder
Performance: Stevie Wonder performs “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and is joined by John Legend for “Use Me.” Bill Withers then joins to perform “Lean on Me.”
Induction: Fall Out Boy
Performance: Green Day performs “American Idiot,” “When I Come Around,” and “Basket Case.”
CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 18: Billie Joe Armstrong performs onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
The “5” Royales
Induction: Steve Cropper
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Induction: John Mayer
Performance: Jimmie Vaughan and Double Trouble are joined by John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr. and Doyle Bramhall II for “Pride and Joy” and “Texas Flood.”
Induction: Patti Smith
Performance: Karen O and Nick Zinner perform “Vicious,” and Beck performs “Satellite of Love.”
Induction: Paul McCartney
Performance: Ringo Starr performs “Boys.” Joe Walsh steps in to perform “It Don’t Come Easy.” Paul McCartney returns with Joan Jett, Miley Cyrus, Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, Zac Brown, Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, Green Day, Karen O, Beck, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Bill Withers to perform “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
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 rockhall.com.
This year’s special marks the fourth year HBO has presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and is the first year in a recently announced three-year deal to present the 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.
2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY is produced by Playtone and Line By Line Productions; executive producers, Jann Wenner, Joel Peresman, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman; supervising producer, Frank Garritano; co-producer, Barbra Dannov; producer and director, Alex Coletti.