The Who’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony performance will be released on RRHF volume 2, a limited edition orange and red swirl 180gr vinyl will be in the sotres september 16.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is responsible for some of the most unique onstage collaborations. At each induction ceremony, some of the biggest names in rock perform together in honor of the year’s inductees. Now, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live – Volume 2 is bringing some of the best performances together on one set, arriving on specially colored vinyl through Time Life. Hitting shelves and webstores on Sept. 16, the red / orange swirl, 180-gram record will bring 10 performances in total between 1990 and 2006, marking some of the most lauded collaborations in rock history. Songs include “Roadhouse Blues” where Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder joined the Doors, Axl Rose and Bruce Springsteen playing “Come Together” at John Lennon‘s induction and more. Check out the full track-listing below.
All proceeds from the sale of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live – Volume 2 will go directly to the Hall itself. These funds will help support the establishment’s exhibits as well as their educational program.
The Who continue to perform “My Generation” in their 2016 tour dates, even with that line about hoping to die before they get old. And with Mick Jagger becoming a great-grandfather in 2014, rock culture really is thumbing its nose at the idea of growing old gracefully
From Mod-era “maximum R&B” to concept albums, rock operas and definitive classic rock tracks, the Who have reigned as one of rock’s most powerful, energetic and literate rock bands.
At their best, they’ve distilled the pent-up energy and chaos of rock and roll into its purest form while investing their songs with lyrical depth and visionary insight. In their prime, they were a unit whose individual personalities fused into a larger-than-life whole. Pete Townshend provided the slashing guitar work and wrote much of the material. Vocalist Roger Daltrey injected the songs with expressive muscularity and passion. Bassist John Entwistle anchored the band with his expert musicianship. Keith Moon, one of the greatest of all rock and roll drummers, embodied their explosive energy and anarchic wit. Entwistle and Moon combined to form one of the strongest and most unconventional rhythm sections in rock history. Read more here https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/who
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live – Volume 2 Track Listing
01. “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On” — Jerry Lee Lewis (2005)
02. “Roadhouse Blues” — The Doors with Eddie Vedder (1993)
03. “Pinball Wizard” — The Who and the Rock Hall Jam Band (1990)
04. “Big River” — Johnny Cash and the Rock Hall Jam Band (1992)
05. “Come Together” (A Tribute to John Lennon) — Bruce Springsteen and Axl Rose (1994)
06. “Landslide” — Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham (1998)
07. “Groovin’” — The Young Rascals (1997)
08. “634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)” / “Mustang Sally” / “Land Of 1000 Dances Medley” (A Tribute to Wilson Pickett) — Solomon Burke, Marc Broussard and Leela James (2006)
09. “Green River” — John Fogerty & Friends (1993)
10. “Let It Be” — Paul McCartney and the Rock Hall Jam Band (1999)
On June 7, 1993, the Who’s Pete Townshend, Chuck Berry, Billy Joel, Sam Phillips, and Ruth Brown (to name a few) attended the Cleveland groundbreaking ceremony, while Jerry Lee Lewis performed a year later when the building was finished off with the placement of one last steel beam.
This marathon show featured once-in-a-lifetime pairings (for example, Chuck Berry’s mischievous onstage collaboration with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) and performances by greats such as James Brown, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash and Booker T. and the M.G.s. Besides the Municipal Stadium concert, the Rock Hall’s festive opening weekend featured a downtown Cleveland parade and a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Little Richard and Yoko Ono.