Rock Hall Plan Rolling Stones Event

09/09/2013
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have announced that 1989 inductees The Rolling Stones will be the focus of their 18th Annual Music Masters series this fall.

The special has been dubbed "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It): The Music of The Rolling Stones" and will launch on October 21st and conclude with a tribute concert on October 26th.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre in Cleveland and will feature music artists that have performed with the Rolling Stones including Ian McLagan, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys, Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Ivan Neville, Waddy Wachtel and Willie Weeks.

Organizers will be announcing additional guests leading up to the special as well as details about the schedule of events. They have announced that the special will include interviews, panels, films and educational programs and a keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University.

"We are very excited to expand the stories we tell in the Music Masters program," said Lauren Onkey, vice president of education for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. "Rock and roll caught fire around the world, and we want to reflect that in this program. The Rolling Stones were inspired by so many great American artists in creating their own original brand of rock and roll--it's an incredible story. We have an outstanding band to showcase the music of the Stones."

"The Museum is proud to be honoring the Rolling Stones during their 50th anniversary year," said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. "In addition to our blockbuster exhibit, which has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world, we will take this opportunity to dig deeper into the story of this groundbreaking band that challenged and changed the face of rock and roll."

Visit the Rock Hall's official site for more details here.

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