Rock Hall Induction Brings The Stars Out
[lastfm]Iggy and the Stooges[/lastfm], [lastfm]ABBA[/lastfm], [lastfm]Genesis[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Jimmy Cliff[/lastfm] were all among the inductees at Monday night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
The night was crowned by show-stopping performances by Iggy and the Stooges, which found shirtless frontman Iggy Pop bringing the tux-laden crowd to their feet. Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong, Wyclef Jean, Carole King and Trey Anastasio of Phish all gave speeches, with members of Pearl Jam and the E Street Band also contributing to the event.
“It’s impossible for me to overstate the impact this band had on me as a young musician and I’m forever in your debt,” Anastasio said while introducing Genesis. “When I hear Radiohead‘s Kid A, with its odd time signatures and spacious visual arrangements, I hear Genesis, and I hear them in the sonic islands My Bloody Valentine plays between their songs.”
Record mogul David Geffen was also honored with a lifetime achievement award at the event.