ELO cofounder Jeff Lynne opened the evening with a performance of "Roll Over Beethoven" as part of a tribute to Chuck Berry, who passed away at his St. Louis, MO home last month at the age of 90.
Lynne then led his touring band through ELO's "Evil Woman" and "Mr. Blue Sky" before longtime associate, George Harrison's son Dhani, had the honor of inducting his friend and the group's Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy into the Rock Hall.
"It's such a pleasure to get one of these," said Lynne, "because I've watched lots and lots and lots, hundreds, of people getting awards. It's like my dad said, everything comes to him what waits." Check out the ELO video clips here
During Pearl Jam's induction, David Letterman offered a funny, clever and witty introduction to the group, recalling his interactions with them through the years on and off the airwaves.
"I used to have a television show, they were on my show 10 different times over the years," aid Letterman. "Every time they were there, they would blow the roof off the place and I'm not talking figuratively. They actually blew the roof off the place. For two years I did a show without a roof over the goddamn theater."
The current Pearl Jam lineup of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron were joined by founding member Dave Krusen to offer their thoughts on the Rock Hall honor while thanking their musical influences, family, friends and fans.
In closing out the night's speeches, Vedder began talking about the reality of climate change and ended up addressing the unwavering support of their fans.
"We've been through a lot, this group," Vedder explained, "and if it weren't for everybody out hearing about our music, if it weren't for everybody out here who came to the shows ... Those are the things that really kept us together when we felt the responsibility to the music was bigger than ourselves or our own personal needs. We knew we were better together than apart.
"It was you. I love these people so much. I feel like maybe we're about halfway there to deserving something, immaculate of this statue, maybe halfway there. But this is very encouraging. And we're very grateful."
Pearl Jam then reunited with Krusen to perform their debut single, "Alive," before Cameron stepped in for "Given To Fly" and "Better Man."
The Seattle band led the traditional all-star finale jam with their fellow inductees as they wrapped things up with Young's "Rockin' In The Free World." Watch the clipshere.
The group was scheduled to play two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City this past Friday and Saturday but have rescheduled the dates to April 13th and 15th due to the reportedly illness.
While the NYC shows are expected to happen on the new dates, the band's scheduled April 14th concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver was canceled outright with the venue stating the show was pulled "due to unforeseen circumstances". Read morehere.
"Tapestry" spent an impressive 15 weeks at the top of the chart but also spent 302 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 in addition to 16 other appearances for a total of 318 weeks.
King's record was broken by Adele's 21st, which just earned it 319th week on the chart, where it has appeared every week since it entered at No. 1 in March 2011. Read morehere.
Yearwood broke the news to fans in a Facebook video that she will not be performing at the April 30th tour stop in Champaign, Illinois because she will be attending the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
She will be on hand at the event at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California, hoping to repeat her 2013 win for Outstanding Culinary Program. Her Food Network program, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, is nominated for the award this year.
She joked with fans in the social media video that Garth has graciously allowed her to miss the concert: "The boss has given me the night off." Watch the cliphere.
Flobots will be celebrating the album release with unique live performance collaboration called DIVISIONS, which will kick off with three shows at Denver's Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School on April 14, 15 and 16.
It will then move to the PACE Center (20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker) on April 22 and 23, and then to the Newman Center for the Performing Arts (2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver) on April 29 and 30. Stream the new songhere.
Bill Miller had this to say about the county music legend, "In an industry where you can have one hit and no one will remember your name, this lady has remained one of the biggest icons of all time.
"It's a phenomenon I can't explain, but it's an honor to make Patsy Cline three dimensional. You're going to see the life of a very special lady. You're going to see the facets of this lady. It's been a real honor." Read morehere.
The "Polaroids" clip is the first of Jacobson's new 'From The Roots' video series. He had this to say about the new project,"There's a certain kind of magic that only happens when people are in a room playing their instruments together, and that feeling is what I love most about being a musician.
"My goal with From the Roots is to share that feeling with my fans, many of whom aren't necessarily into jazz or instrumental music. I hope to build bridges with this project-maybe some of the dance music heads will be encouraged to check out more jazz, and vice versa. This is just the first of several FTR live videos I'll be releasing this year." Watch the videohere.
Organizers have revealed much of the main lineup which will also include Macy Gray, Michael Kiwanuka, Soul Ii Soul, Sza, Willow Smith, Dizzee Rascal, Little Simz, Blitz The Ambassador, The Cool Kids.
Additioanl artists include Princess Nokia, Protoje, Leikeli47, The Skins, Kevin Abstract, Serpentwithfeet, Sam Dew, Shabaka And The Ancestors, Son Little, Pure Disgust. Louder Than Quiet and more. Read morehere.
We were sent these details about My Moment, which chronicles early life; a vivid glimpse into his plight of legal troubles, a three year stint behind bars and eventually beating the odds to become the man he is today.
With sharp wit and acute melody Tee displays confidence, depth and real hope over production handled by Helluva, DJ Mustard and Sonny Digital
on My Moment. Stream the mixtape
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