“ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT”— A Live Music Experience

“ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT”

A Live Music Experience

Amos Lassen

There are not many places where rock legends jam together on one very special night. There is one however— the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and now, for the very first time, we can all have front row seats to see legendary and never-before-released love concerts featuring some of the biggest names in classic rock. Here are four Hall of Fame Ceremonies that include 53 live performances from iconic inductees such as Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Journey, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ringo Starr, Rush, Yes, rare artist collaborations and more.

The set consists of either 4 DVDs or 2 Blu-ray discs. Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music’s pioneering figures during a prestigious, black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it’s these singular induction ceremonies featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s have become nearly as iconic as the artists they celebrate. 

Never before available at retail on any format, these four memorable live concert events are filled with the kind of collaborations and jam sessions that have made Rock Hall concerts legendary. With egos set aside (in many cases original band lineups perform together for the first time in years) inductees and friends take the stage “to deliver once-in-a-lifetime performances, often with a truly mind-blowing combination of talent.”

“From the first induction ceremony in 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has sought to honor the top names in all genres of rock ‘n’ roll,” says Joel Peresman, President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “These ceremonies have provided unique once-in-a-lifetime moments as the inductees and presenters come together to celebrate the legacy of these artists and it’s a privilege to produce this important part of music history and to share it with you!”

 Among the unforgettable highlights on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are: 

  • Bruce Springsteen joining inductees E Street Band for the deep cut classic “E Street Shuffle” from the Boss’s second album, from 1973.
  • Legendary grunge-rock group Pearl Jam delivering thundering performances of “Alive,” “Given to Fly” and “Better Man.”
  • The two surviving members of Nirvana joined on stage by Lorde, Annie Clark, Kim Gordon and Joan Jett for emotional renderings of the group’s biggest hits.
  • Cat Stevens performing a spine-tingling version of “Father & Son” that turned the massive Barclay Center quiet as a church.
  • Journey performs three classics: “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” “Lights” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
  • Ringo Starr being welcomed into the Rock Hall with a little help from Paul McCartney.
  • Original Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos joining the band for the first time in 6 years tearing through their early hits including “Surrender” and “Dream Police.”
  • Five of the original members of Chicago performing on stage for the first time in 25 years.
  • Features complete Hall of Fame Induction speeches including Coldplay’s Chris Martin inducting Peter Gabriel and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich inducting Deep Purple.

Day-and-date, Time Life will also release the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT Digital Album Collection. Comprised of five digital releases respectively spanning the ceremonies from 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014, 2015 and 2016-7 (each priced at $9.99), they will contain the same groundbreaking live performances from the home entertainment sets, with bonus performances from Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice Cooper, Donovan, Dr. John, Heart, The Hollies, Darlene Love, Leon Russell, Small Faces/Faces, The Stooges, Tom Waits and others. The digital releases will be available on iTunes, Amazon and all other leading digital retailers.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll – through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m.

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