The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony — the 28th annual event — took place April 18 at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, marking the first time since 1993 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on the West Coast.
On May 18 at 9pm ET/PT, HBO will broadcast a special of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, featuring performances, commemorative tributes and speeches from presenters and inductees. HBO Signature will air a 24-hour marathon of the HBO special starting at midnight the same day the special debuts on HBO.
2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Lineup
Induction: Chris Cornell
Performance: Heart’s original lineup and Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell perform “Crazy on You” and are joined by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready for “Barracuda.”
Induction: John Mayer
Performance: Gary Clark Jr. performs King’s “Oh Pretty Woman.” Booker T. Jones and Mayer join him for a jam of “Born Under a Bad Sign.”
Induction: Don Henley
Performance: Randy Newman plays “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” and is accompanied by The Eagles’ Don Henley on “I’m Dead But I Don’t Know It.”
Induction: Harry Belafonte and Spike Lee
Performance: Public Enemy performs their iconic songs “Bring the Noise” and “Fight the Power.”
Induction: Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins
Performance: Dedicating their award to the fans, Rush plays their classics “Tom Sawyer” and “The Spirit of Radio.” In a special tribute, Grohl, Hawkins and Nick Raskulinecz perform Rush’s “2112/Overture.”
Induction: Kelly Rowland
Performance: Jennifer Hudson puts her own spin on Summer’s “Last Dance.”
Ahmet Ertegun (non-performer) Awards:
Induction: Cheech and Chong
Performance: Carole King performs “So Far Away” from her album “Tapestry,” which Adler produced.
Induction: Oprah Winfrey
Performance: Usher performs “Rock with You” from Michael Jackson’s album “Off the Wall,” which Jones produced.
The special is bookended by all-star jams that have long been a signature of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows. The night opened with Randy Newman performing his classic “I Love LA,” joined by Jackson Browne, John Fogerty and Tom Petty. The evening’s finale of Robert Johnson’s legendary song “Crossroads” included Gary Clark Jr., Chris Cornell, John Fogerty, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Heart, Mike McCready, Tom Morello, Public Enemy and Rush.
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony premieres May 18 at 9pm ET/PT on HBO.
HBO Signature will air a 24-hour marathon of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony midnight ET/PT May 18 (early morning May 19) until 1:30am ET/PT May 19 (early morning May 20).
Public Enemy at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Kevin Kane/HBO