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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Greatest Moments

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2004 Prince Tears the Roof off the Waldorf: Prince unleashes a breathtaking guitar solo at the end of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" during the ceremony to induct George Harrison.

2004 Bob Seger Returns: After staying away from the stage to be a full-time dad since 1995, Seger decides to cut a new album and go on tour the next year after having so much fun at the ceremony.

2005 Springsteen Salutes U2's Mighty Sound: Bruce recalls seeing U2 for the first time as he welcomes them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2007 Hip-Hop Crashes Hall: Rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the first hip-hop act inducted.

2009 Jeff Beck's Big Night: Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page play a medley of "Beck's Bolero" and "Immigrant Song" to cap off the guitarist's entrance to the Rock Hall as a solo artist.

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Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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