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Rolling Stones to Be Honored at Rock Hall’s Music Masters Series

A week of Stones-related events kicks off October 21st

Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform in London.

Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform in London.

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The Rolling Stones will be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 18th Annual Music Masters Series, which begins October 21st and runs through the 26th in Cleveland.

Dubbed “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It): The Music of the Rolling Stones,” this year’s series will feature a week of interviews, panels, films and other educational programs, concluding with a conference at the Rock Hall about the Rolling Stones’ impact on pop music, followed by a tribute concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre.

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The tribute show will feature a handful of musicians who have performed with the Stones during their 50 year career including, Ian McLagan, Lisa Fischer, Bobby Keys, Bernard Fowler, Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Ivan Neville, Waddy Wachtel and Willie Weeks. More artists, and a complete schedule of events, will be announced in the next few weeks.

Tickets to the tribute concert will go on sale to Rock Hall members on September 16th at 10 a.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s website, with the public sale beginning on September 18th at 11 a.m. Prices range from $30 to $80, with a limited number of VIP packages starting at $250 available through the Rock Hall’s development office.

The Music Masters series also coincides with “The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction” exhibit, which opened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past May and will run until March 2014.

In other Stones’ news, the band recently announced a new concert film called Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live, which features the band’s performance from their concert in London this past summer. The two-hour live show is due out November 11 on DVD and Blu-ray.


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