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Laura Ingle

New York, NY


Backstage At The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert

October 29, 2009 - 5:39 PM | by: Laura Ingle

For the next two nights, Madison Square Garden in New York City will be epicenter of Rock N Roll, in a way that has never happened before.

The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert has been described as one of the biggest live music events ever put together — a show so big, it will take two full nights of jamming to celebrate.   The biggest artists in the industry will tell the story of Rock N Roll through their music, tracing the history of genres through the music of other artists who inspired them.  The shows, will feature Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Jeff Beck Band, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Friends, Simon and Garfunkel and more.  Each band, has it’s own A-List of performers it will invite on stage to perform it’s set.  Tonight,  Stevie Wonder, will play tunes with Smokey Robinson, and John Legend.   Another super star lineup for the first night; Crosby, Stills, Nash with Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, B.B. King and Jackson Browne.  Tomorrow, Metallica will perform with Ozzy Osbourne.

The team that put together the 2 day event is also quite impressive.  Joel Peresman, the CEO of the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame pulled in the creative team of actor Tom Hanks, his producing partner Gary Goetzman, singer-songwriter Robbie Robertson, and Academy Award winning-screenwriter Cameron Crowe to produce and film the event for HBO.

So much rock royalty, so little time, it’s enough to make your head spin.    Check back in with this Liveshots blog, and On The Scene – you will see behind the scenes photos as only a backstage pass of this kind will bring you.

Photo Gallery
Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band
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  • Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band
  • Getting ready for Soundcheck
  • Interviewing John Legend