Joan Jett, Green Day, Bill Withers and Ringo Starr are among the performer inductees when the exclusive HBO special 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY debuts SATURDAY, MAY 30 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). 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.
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 and Tommy James perform “Bad Reputation.” Dave Grohl joins the band for “Cherry Bomb.” Miley Cyrus then joins 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.”
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.