Metallica's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance Plus All-Star Jams Hit the Web

April 9, 2009 2:31 PM ET

If you missed Metallica's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past weekend — or if your DVR screwed you over and cut off the band's performance — you can catch it on Fuse's Website now. The music network just posted highlights from this year's Rock Hall ceremony from Cleveland (check 'em out, above) featuring Metallica's performance of hits "Master of Puppets" and "Enter Sandman" — a set that marked the return of bassist Jason Newsted, who was invited to the ceremony despite quitting the band in 2001. "I've been levitating all weekend," Newsted said during his speech. The father of bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a tragic tour bus accident in 1986, also spoke, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea gave a fantastic induction speech.

Fuse also posted a pair of all-star jams featuring the majority of the night's honorees: Spooner Oldham, Wanda Jackson, Jeff Beck, Little Anthony, Bobby Womack and many more sang "Jailhouse Rock," while Metallica, Beck, Jimmy Page, Flea and special guest Ron Wood busted out "Train Kept A-Rollin' " for the Cleveland crowd. Other highlights up at the Fuse site include Beck and Page's awesome take on "Beck Bolero" and Eminem's moving introduction speech for Run-DMC.

Rolling Stone was all over the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past weekend — don't miss our photos, video and reports from the main hall and backstage. For one last look at this year's Rock Hall class, including their definitive playlists, their road to fame and their past Rolling Stone cover stories, be sure to check out our Rock Hall hub now.

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