The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed new members ABBA, the Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop and the Stooges and Jimmy Cliff at last night’s induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
A bare-chested Pop livened up the affair with his middle finger salutes and performance of “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” inviting the audience to storm the stage to close out the number. Green Day’s Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong (who inducted the Stooges just prior to the performance) and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament were among those who obliged.
Phish’s rendition of 1972 Genesis hit “Watcher of the Skies” opened the night’s performances, which later included Jimmy Cliff’s performances of “You Can if You Really Want” and “Many Rivers to Cross,” Faith Hill’s cover of “The Winner Takes It All” accompanied by ABBA’s Benny Anderson on piano and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine joining the Hollies original vocalist Allan Clarke for “Bus Stop” and “1967’s Carrie Anne.” E Street Band’s Steve Van Zandt and Train’s Pat Monahan also teamed for another nod to the Hollies with “Long Cool Woman.”
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For more details on the performances, induction speeches and inductee reactions, check out Rolling Stone‘s recap here.
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