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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • More Top Stories: John Lennon, Justin Timberlake

    July 28, 2010 12:07 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    In honor of John Lennon's 70th birthday on October 9th, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Yoko Ono will plant a time capsule filled with Lennon's solo recordings and fan contributions in Cleveland. The capsules will be preserved and stored until a ceremonial presentation on October 9th, 2040. "I am delighted to support this effort to help share John's music and messages of peace and love with the children of today and tomorrow," Ono said in a statement. "I know that John'...  | More »

  • Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts

    November 26, 2009 3:05 PM ET
     |  David Fricke and Brian Hiatt

    "The incredible thing is that the people who created this music — the inventors of an entire half-century-old movement — are still around, alive and performing," Bruce Springsteen says, sitting backstage at New York's Madison Square Garden, in a tiny dressing room just big enough for two chairs, a small round table and a clothes rack of identical gray shirts and grainy-black jeans. "People forget," he declares with a preacher's fervor, "that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam...  | More »

  • Editor's Notes: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts

    November 26, 2009 2:25 PM ET
     |  Jann S. Wenner

    T wenty-five years ago, when Ahmet Ertegun and I first began talking about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we could only dream that it would lead to what went down in Madison Square Garden on October 29th and 30th. It's only been a few days since the shows happened, but they already feel like a part of history — not the history of textbooks and monuments, but the living, breathing kind of history that lights you up with a sense of possibility and shared purpose. It was in part th...  | More »

  • Bruce Springsteen: 'Elvis Freed Your Body, Bob Dylan Freed Your Mind'

    November 26, 2009 12:00 PM ET
     |  Bruce Springsteen

    The first time that I heard Bob Dylan, I was in the car with my mother, and we were listening to, I think, WMCA, and on came that snare shot that sounded like somebody kicked open the door to your mind, from "Like a Rolling Stone." And my mother, who was no stiff with rock & roll, she said, "That guy can't sing." But I knew she was wrong. I sat there, I didn't say nothin', but I knew that I was listening to the toughest voice that I had ever heard. It was lean, and it sound...  | More »

  • Photos: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, 1986 - 2014

    November 11, 2009 10:42 AM ET

    See everyone honored, from Buddy Holly and Miles Davis to Madonna and Metallica  | More »

  • Metallica's Kirk Hammett on Big Rock Hall Team-Ups: "Lou Reed Wants to Hear More of Me!"

    October 31, 2009 11:30 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Watching Mick Jagger face off with Bono and Bruce Springsteen backing up Billy Joel may have given fans at the two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concerts a thrill, but the musicians onstage got a jolt from their all-star team-ups, too. Case in point: Metallica's Kirk Hammett, who gushed to Rolling Stone backstage in the On 3 gifting suite that his band's performance with Ozzy Osbourne, Ray Davies and Lou Reed was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. "We really like how t...  | More »

  • Aretha Franklin, Ozzy Osbourne Encourage Young Rockers Backstage at Hall of Fame Concert

    October 31, 2009 11:06 AM ET
     |  J. Edward Keyes

    If the first night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary concerts were about looking back and celebrating legacies, night number two was about looking forward. From the performances — which focused heavily on punk, post-punk and metal — to the conversations that took place backstage, Friday night at Madison Square Garden was a testament to rock's continued relevance, and the struggles it faces weathering a decade in which tastes have gone niche, genre-hopp...  | More »

  • Mick Jagger Joins U2, Metallica, Aretha Franklin at the Rock Hall's Epic 25th Anniversary Bash

    October 31, 2009 10:33 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    As the second night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary came to its climax, after nearly four hours of jaw-dropping musical collaborations, almost anything seemed possible. By this point Metallica had played with Ozzy Osbourne, Ray Davies and Lou Reed; Jeff Beck had jammed with Sting and Billy Gibbons; and U2 brought out Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas for their closing set. Yet, few people were prepared for what happened when U2 began playing the ...  | More »

  • Bruce Springsteen, U2, Metallica, Eric Clapton, More Set for All-Star Rock Hall Celebration

    July 22, 2009 10:30 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Friends and Simon and Garfunkel are among the legendary artists confirmed for a landmark two-night concert event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Sprawling across October 29th and 30th at New York's Madison Square Garden, the shows will feature Hall of Fame acts sharing the stage with guests and collaborators, hon...  | More »

  • Timberlake Honors Michael Jackson at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction: Video

    June 26, 2009 5:58 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    "For me, the gift of music has been a blessing from God from the time I was a child," Michael Jackson proclaimed from the podium at the 2001 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction. 'NSync helped welcome the King of Pop for the second time. (Jackson was first inducted into the Rock Hall in 1997 as part of the Jackson 5.) "There ain't no stoppin', there ain't no enough, he's the King of Pop, the one, the only, Michael Jackson," Justin Timberlake said before welcoming Ja...  | More »

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