Everyone Jams on "Rockin' in the Free World"
The absence of Neil Young at the Rock Hall Induction ceremony didn't bother Pearl Jam, Yes' Trevor Rabin, Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson and Journey's Neal Schon as they tore through a cover of "Rockin' in the Free World." The ensemble onstage included enough guitars to equip a small army, but the group smartly kept solos to a minimum, focusing mostly on the central riff that gives Young's track its rugged power. As all the guitarists slammed through the chugging progression again and again, "Rockin' in the Free World" took on the sludgy charm of primal garage rock. Even with all the firepower on stage, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder remained the focal point – an electrifying, indefatigable frontman.