Rock and Roll history was made on April 18 in Los Angeles when Heart, late disco queen Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Canadian prog-rock legends Rush, rap-rock pioneers Public Enemy, late bluesman Albert King and producers Quincy Jones and Lou Adler were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The bash featured too many memorable moments to mention but here are a number of highlights we've selected to whet your appetite in advance of the show:
-- Heart performing their classic "Barracuda" with Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready.
-- Jennifer Hudson honoring Donna Summer with renditions of her hits "Bad Girls" and "The Last Dance."
-- Randy Newman performing a rendition of "I Love L.A." with help from John Fogerty, Tom Petty and Jackson Browne.
-- Newman playing his song and "I'm Dead but I Don't Know It" with the Eagles' Don Henley, who helped induct his fellow singer/songwriter.
-- John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr. and Booker T & the MGs keyboardist Booker T. Jones saluting Albert King with a rendition of "Born Under a Bad Sign."
-- Carole King toasting Lou Adler with a performance of "So Far Away."
-- Oprah Winfrey making a surprise appearance to induct Quincy Jones.
-- Usher paying tribute to Jones with a performance of the late Michael Jackson's "Rock with You."
-- Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson accepting his induction by delivering a speech consisting of the word "blah" repeated over and over again.
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air numerous additional times on HBO stations following its debut screening. It also will be available for a limited time via the HBO On Demand service. Visit HBO.com for more details.
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