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Re: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
« Reply #255 on: June 02, 2014, 01:40:28 pm »
HBO is playing the hell out of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. 3+ hours is a lot of time to sit in one place. I usually donít like award shows, but I thought Iíd give this a chance.

It was all standard fare as far as I was concerned. Iím sure there was some underground bubbling going on, but that was not apparent in this presentation.

I was thoroughly impressed with Cat Stevens. His acceptance speech was nice and fun, but his performance was just awesome. Iím not a fan per se of Bruce Springsteen, but his portion was watchable. I knew very little of his band and it was cool to see him go through each member. His performance was good as expected.

Tribute to Linda Ronstadt was a sweet/sour event. With Ms. Ronstadt not present, the induction was more like a memorial. One of the greatest rock voices of all time, it would have been nice to hear her again, but with onset of Parkinsonís, she can no longer sing. The academy stepped up and brought in top notch talent to sing some of her biggest hits. Believe it or not, call me impressed. Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, sounded fantastic.

Please donít let this sound like Iím crapping on Kiss, but totally underwhelmed. They quietly walk on stageÖ stoned face, quiet and just gave each other pleasant accolades for the formation 40 years prior. I just figured they would be a little more animated or lively. Guess they didnít want to be there? Tom Morello on the other hand was pure energy and pretty fantastic induction of the band.

Peter Gabriel was humble and laid back. I like a lot of his music. He is an odd performer. But his performance at the hall was classic Gabriel and he sounds so good.
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