U2, Tom Hanks, Springsteen help to celebrate Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 25th

07.29.09 8 years ago

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is throwing itself a 25th birthday party and the guest list includes U2, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder.

The Hall may be in Cleveland, but the party, Oct. 29-30, will take place at New York’s hallowed Madison Square Garden. The shows will tell the story of rock and roll with participating artists playing their own songs as well as tunes that have influenced them. We wonder if the artists will be allowed to play songs by non-inducted performers/songwriters? So far, all of the announced acts are members of the Rock Hall.

The creative team curating the show includes Tom Hanks, who is a very knowledgeable music fan, Rock Hall chairman and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, and former Rolling Stone writer/director Cameron Crowe.

Additionally, a deluxe nine (!!!) DVD boxed-set highlighting 25 years of induction ceremonies will come out, as will a coffee table book.

Here’s the line up:

Oct. 29
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Simon & Garfunkel
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends
Paul Simon
Stevie Wonder

Oct. 30

Eric Clapton
Aretha Franklin

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