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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Debuting May 31, Brings an All-Star Music Night to HBO
This year's inductees include Nirvana, The E Street Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, KISS, Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham.

[via press release from HBO]


Inductees Are Nirvana, The E Street Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, KISS, Brian Epstein And Andrew Loog Oldham

Nirvana, The E Street Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and KISS are the performer inductees, and Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham are the non-performer inductees, in the exclusive HBO special 2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, debuting SATURDAY, MAY 31 (8:00-11:15 p.m. ET/PT). This year's ceremony featured an impressive array of guests, including Bruce Springsteen, Lorde, Chris Martin, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Nicks, Glenn Frey, Sheryl Crow, Tom Morello, St. Vincent, Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Kim Gordon, Michael Stipe, Questlove, Youssou N'Dour, Art Garfunkel and Peter Asher.

Other HBO playdates: June 4 (9:00 p.m.), 7 (4:45 p.m.), 10 (2:30 p.m., 4:15 a.m.), 16 (5:15 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 22 (8:45 a.m.), 27 (1:45 p.m.) and 30 (8:15 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: June 3 (11:00 p.m.), 6 (9:00 p.m.), 8 (2:45 p.m.), 11 (8:00 a.m., 9:00 p.m.), 19 (4:45 p.m.), 24 (11:45 a.m.) and 29 (8:45 a.m.)

The 29th annual induction ceremony took place April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, marking the first time the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been held in Brooklyn. The HBO special features some of the biggest names in music in celebratory reunions, rousing tributes and heartfelt speeches from both presenters and inductees.

The HBO special features:

Performer Category

Peter Gabriel Induction: Chris Martin Performance: Peter Gabriel and Chris Martin perform "Washing of the Water." Youssou N'Dour joins Gabriel for an uplifting performance of "In Your Eyes."

Linda Ronstadt Induction: Glenn Frey Performance: Carrie Underwood begins with Ronstadt's "Different Drum." Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris join her for a sultry "Blue Bayou," adding Sheryl Crow for "You're No Good" and Stevie Nicks for "It's So Easy." The supergroup closes with a rousing "When Will I Be Loved?"

KISS Induction: Tom Morello

Cat Stevens Induction: Art Garfunkel Performance: Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) performs his hits "Father and Son," "Wild World" and the anthem "Peace Train."

Daryl Hall & John Oates Induction: Questlove Performance: Hall & Oates performs a soulful "She's Gone" and the buoyant "You Make My Dreams."

The E Street Band Induction: Bruce Springsteen Performance: Bruce Springsteen joins The E Street Band for their classics "E Street Shuffle" and "Kitty's Back."

Nirvana Induction: Michael Stipe Performance: Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic pay a special tribute to Kurt Cobain by performing with four top female artists. Joan Jett leads the band on the iconic "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Kim Gordon lends her vocals to "Aneurysm." St. Vincent jams on "Lithium." Lorde closes the set with her own spin on "All Apologies."

Ahmet Ertegun (non-performer) Awards

Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham Induction: Peter Asher

Paul Shaffer and members of the CBS Orchestra served as backup band for several of the night's performances.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established by legendary record executive Ahmet Ertegun and a group of music business executives to honor the artists who have defined rock and roll and have inspired and continue to inspire a generation. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum designed by I.M. Pei in Cleveland, Ohio that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as educational programs. For further information, visit rockhall.com.

This year's special marks the third year HBO has presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The network also presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary special in 2009 and a concert spectacular celebrating the opening of the museum in Cleveland in 1995.

2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY is produced by Playtone, Tenth Planet Productions and Line By Line Productions. Executive producers are Jann Wenner, Joel Gallen, Joel Peresman, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman; supervising producer is Frank Garritano; Rick Austin co-produces; Joel Gallen directs.

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