Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Not Sleeping ’til Brooklyn
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
The lineup for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony has been announced, and some of the members of this year’s induction class have been chosen to perform for their fans and the rest of their fellow inductees. The stage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn will welcome Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens (known these days as Yusuf Islam), and The E Street Band – best known as Bruce Springsteen’s partners in crime – on Thursday, April 10, for the Hall’s celebration of its 29th class. Other honorees this year include KISS, Nirvana and Linda Ronstadt, all of whom will attend but not perform; an all-star tribute to Ronstadt has been confirmed, though, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow.
While the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Cleveland home, this is the second straight year that the induction ceremony and concert will not be held in The Sixth City. After last year’s concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, this year’s event is changing coasts to the still-sparkling Barclays Center, which in its relatively short time has seen a wide spectacle of musical milestones including a week of Jay-Z, Barbara Streisand, Swedish House Mafia, Beyonce, and Pearl Jam. While those new Hall of Famers taking the stage this year didn’t have Barclays as a regular stop on their tour schedules back in the day, they’re sure to leave their mark on this stage for future generations. After all, like Bob Seger said, rock and roll never forgets.