This is a great DVD 9/10 quality and great performances over 2 hours of commercial free awesomeness. .The ceremony honoring N.W.A., Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller and Bert Berns will air April 30 on HBO. But you don't have to wait until then to find out what's happening.
The night is expected to feature several performances from the inductees as well as guests like The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Kid Rock. Follow along via the our live blog, below:
I'll give the Rock Hall credit. This thins is actually going to end at a decent time. And good choice to close things out with Cheap Trick.
Bun E Carlos takes his moment to shine and thank the fans.
Cheap Trick's Robin Zander on "I Want You to Want Me": "Seems like such a stupid phrase, but it works."
Kid Rock before inducting Cheap Trick: "If you do drugs kids, there's a good chance you're going to ruin your life. But there's also a really good chance you'll end up in a band and be rich, bang hot chicks and right really good songs." Okay then.
Chicago's induction is actually very touching. These guys are excited to play with each other. It's nice to see/here.
Steve Miller just went absolutely off on the Rock Hall in the press room claiming they would only give him two tickets -- one for him and one for his wife. If he wanted another he would have to pay $10,000.
Well, clearly, Steve Miller still has IT. He just delivered thrilling versions of "Fly Like and Eagle" and "Rock 'N Me."
Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan got slightly annoyed in the press room when pressed about why Ritchie Blackmore and the band couldn't put aside its differences for Blackmore to attend: "I told you. I invited him." Gillan admitted he did NOT, however, invite Blackmore to perform.
Lars Ulrich paying tribute to every member of Deep Purple, while wearing a jacket that's "deep purple." Huge ovation at the mention of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (who is not in attendance). Upon hearing the "Fireball" album - "My life had officially changed forever.