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Chuck D, Patterson Hood Join All-Star Rolling Stones Tribute

The event is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual Music Masters series

Ronnie Wood, Sir Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones perform in London, England.
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October 10, 2013 4:10 PM ET

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced that Nils Lofgren, Chuck D, Sugar Blue, Lee Fields, Patterson Hood, Dave Pirner, Earl Sick, Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson of the Flamin' Grooves have joined the line-up of their upcoming tribute concert to the Rolling Stones. The event - held October 26th at Cleveland's State Theater - is part of the museum's Music Masters Series It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It): The Music of the Rolling Stones.

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The new performers will join previously announced acts Ian McLagan, Merry Clayton, Sarah Dash, Bernard Fowler, Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys, Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Waddy Wachtel and Willie Weeks. Tickets range in prince from $30 to $80 and are still available

The all-star concert is the culmination of a week-long series of Rolling Stones-themed events, including a screening of the 1965 Stones film Charlie Is My Darling, an interview with "Gimme Shelter" back-up singer Merry Clayton, a lecture by rock writer Alan Light and a panel interview with Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys, and Steve Madaio. 

Previous Music Masters events honored Woody Guthrie, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams and Buddy Holly. The Hall of Fame shifted gears in 2007 when they honored Jerry Lee Lewis, the first time it centered the show around a living artist. Recent shows honored Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin and Les Paul. 

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