The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, airing on HBO Saturday (31) night, features some of the Rock Hall”s stronger performances in recent years.
Among the highlights are the remaining members of inductee Nirvana performing with Joan Jett, St. Vincent, and Lorde, as well as Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and Carrie Underwood beautifully saluting inductee Linda Ronstadt in song.
In this exclusive clip, Nicks talks about how the ladies” performance of “When Will I Be Loved” came about – it was a lot looser than you”d think- and has some very high praise for Underwood. Let”s just say she”s glad Underwood wasn”t around during Fleetwood Mac”s formative years.
In addition to Nirvana and Ronstadt, this year”s class included Daryl Hall & John Oates, Peter Gabriel, The E Street Band, Cat Stevens and Kiss as performer inductees, and Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham as non-performer inductees.
Though footage of the Nirvana appearance has circulated on YouTube, you can see some of Joan Jett”s performance of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with much better detail below, as well as Hall & Oates' jaunty “You Make My Dreams Come True.”
Following May 31″s original airing, HBO will show the induction ceremony, which took place April 10 at Brooklyn”s Barclays Center, throughout June on both HBO and HBO2.