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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:02 pm 
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Anyone see this? It's running on HBO. Some of it isn't bad. For example, Jeff Beck sounds great jamming with Stevie Wonder, and it was nice to see Vinnie in Jeff's band. I love shows like this.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:23 pm 
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I had HBO for a few moments last night and caught Metallica acting as the Hall Of Fame house band for a song or two. Not bad. Kirk Hammett playing his one solo over Sweet Jane while James Hetfield outsings Lou Reed on his own song.......strange bedfellows indeed.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:44 pm 
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OK. I went to both nights and really enjoyed it. The lineup was obviously and decidedly "mainstream" but it was a ton of fun. The first night was a looong show. Started at 7:30 or so and didn't end until after 1:30. This is MSG we are talking about, not the bottom line.

At 12:55 it seemed Springsteen's set was about to end. I said here comes Born to Run and then the show will be over. Instead Billy Joel came about and then did about another 40 minutes of music. Now, these acts are not exactly my first cup of tea (I'd never seen Springsteen, Billy Joel, Metallica, etc) but there was something to be said for being there and I did enjoy it a lot, particularly Jeff Beck's set (I'm a big fan). Seeing all the guests play with one another was really novel. Simon and Garfunkel were really well received, as you can imagine, since it was in NYC.

I even got to watch the Yankees close out game 2 of the world series in the hallway with 100 other yankee fans before Springsteen's set. Had the Let's Go Yankees chant going and everything. Very "New York" moment.

Here are the setlists from the 2 nights:

Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
October 29, 2009

Tom Hanks welcoming speech.
Jerry Lee Lewis:
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
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Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Woodstock
Marrakesh Express
Almost Cut My Hair
Love Has No Pride (with Bonnie Raitt)
Midnight Rider (with Bonnie Raitt)
The Pretender (with Jackson Browne)
Mexico (with James Taylor)
Love The One You're With (with James Taylor)
Rock and Roll Woman
Teach Your Children
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Paul Simon:
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard
You Can Call Me Al
The Wanderer (with Dion)
Here Comes The Sun (with Crosby, Stills & Nash)
Late In The Evening (with Crosby, Stills & Nash)
Two People In The World (with Little Anthony & The Imperials)
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Simon & Garfunkel:
Sounds of Silence
Mrs. Robinson/Not Fade Away/Mrs. Robinson
The Boxer
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Cecilia
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Stevie Wonder:
Blowin' In The Wind
Everything's Alright
I Was Made To Love Her
For Once In My Life
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
Boogie On A Reggae Woman
Tracks of My Tears (with Smokey Robinson)
Mercy Mercy Me (with John Legend)
The Way You Make Me Feel (with John Legend)
The Thrill Is Gone (with John Legend & BB King)
Livin' For The City
Higher Ground/Roxanne/Higher Ground (with Sting)
Superstitious (with Jeff Beck)
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
Hold On I'm Coming (with Sam Moore)
Soul Man ( with Sam Moore)
The Ghost Of Tom Joad (with Tom Morello)
Fortunate Son (with John Fogerty)
Proud Mary (with John Fogerty)
Pretty Woman (with John Fogerty)
Jungleland
A Fine Fine Boy (with Darlene Love)
Da Doo Ron Ron (with Darlene Love)
London Calling (with Tom Morello)
Badlands (with Tom Morello)
You May Be Right (with Billy Joel)
Only The Good Die Young (with Billy Joel)
New York State Of Mind (with Billy Joel)
Born To Run (with Billy Joel)
Higher And Higher (with Darlene Love,John Fogerty,Sam Moore, Tom Morello, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne & Peter Wolfe)



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Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
October 30, 2009



Tom Hanks welcoming speech.
Jerry Lee Lewis:
Great Balls of Fire
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Aretha Franklin:
Baby, I Love You
Don’t Play That Song
Make Them Hear You
Chain of Fools (with Annie Lennox)
New York, New York
Think (with Lenny Kravitz)
Respect
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Jeff Beck:
Drown in My Own Tears
People Get Ready (with Sting)
Freeway Boogie
Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers
Let Me Love You (with Buddy Guy)
Big Block
Rice Pudding
Rough Boy (with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top)
Foxy Lady (with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top)
A Day in the Life
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Metallica:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
One
Turn the Page
Sweet Jane (with Lou Reed)
White Light/ White Heat (with Lou Reed)
Iron Man (with Ozzy Osbourne)
Paranoid (with Ozzy Osbourne)
You Really Got Me (with Ray Davies)
All Day and All of the Night (with Ray Davies)
Stone Cold Crazy
Enter Sandman
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U2:
Vertigo
Magnificent
Because the Night (with Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Roy Bittan)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (with Bruce Springsteen and Roy Bittan)
Mysterious Ways/Where Is the Love/One (with the Black Eyed Peas)
Gimme Shelter (with Mick Jagger, Fergie and Will.i.am)
Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of (with Mick Jagger)
Beautiful Day
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