Saturday, April 09, 2016

Set List: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame held their induction ceremony on Friday night at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Joining the ranks of the Hall were Deep Purple, Steve Miller, N.W.A., Chicago and Cheap Trick along with songwriter Bert Burns.

The evening, in general, went off without a hitch and on-time. Controversy was kept to a minimum (well, at least, on stage) with the exception of Ice Cube who, during his acceptance speech for N.W.A., responded to a criticism by Gene Simmons that the group does not belong in the Rock Hall. "Now, the question is, are we rock & roll? And I say you goddamn right we rock & roll. Rock 'n' roll is not an instrument. It's not even a style of music. It's a spirit that's been going on since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, rock 'n' roll, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock, and yes, hip-hop. Rock 'n' roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and life. That is rock 'n' roll and that is us. So rock & roll is not conforming. Rock & roll is outside the box. And rock & roll is N.W.A."

The order of induction and songs performed:

  • Salute to David Bowie
    • Fame - David Byrne, Kimbra, The Roots
  • Induction of Deep Purple
    • Lars Ulrich presenting
    • Deep Purple acceptance speeches
    • Highway Star - Deep Purple
    • Hush - Deep Purple
    • Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
  • Lifetime Achievement Award to Bert Burns
    • Steven Van Zandt presenting
  • Induction of Steve Miller
    • The Black Keys (Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney) presenting
    • Steve Miller acceptance speech
    • Fly Like an Eagles - Steve Miller
    • The Joker - Steve Miller
    • Rock 'N Me - Steve Miller
  • Induction of N.W.A.
    • Kendrick Lamar presenting
    • N.W.A. acceptance speeches
  • Salute to Glenn Frey
    • New Kid in Town - Sheryl Crow & Grace Potter
  • Induction of Chicago
    • Rob Thomas presenting
    • Chicago acceptance speeches
    • Saturday in the Park - Chicago
    • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Chicago
    • 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
  • Induction of Cheap Trick
    • Kid Rock presenting
    • Cheap Trick acceptance speeches
    • I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
    • Dream Police - Cheap Trick
    • Surrender - Cheap Trick
  • All-Star Jam
    • Ain't That a Shame

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