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|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live|
Actor: Various Artists
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
This 3 DVD set features rare, one-of-a-kind performances from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, filmed over the past 24 years. The biggest names in rock 'n' roll perform in intimate settings, jamming in ... more »
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Worth the Price of Admission
M. Shiner | 11/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While Time Life is selling a 9 disc set, this 3 disc package gives you the best bang for your buck. Over 40 performances of once in a lifetime combinations of classic rock and roll artists. I think most everyone will find the track listing helpful:
 Mick Jagger Inducts The Beatles 1988
Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1988) I Saw Her Standing There
 Cream Acceptance Speech 1993
Cream (1993) Sunshine Of Your Love
 Bruce Springsteen Inducts Roy Orbison 1987
Roy Orbison With Bruce Springsteen And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1987) Oh, Pretty Woman
 Creedence Clearwater Revival Acceptance Speech 1993
John Fogerty & Friends (1993) Green River
 Eddie Vedder Inducts The Doors 1993
The Doors With Eddie Vedder (1993) Light My Fire
 Tom Petty Inducts Buffalo Springfield 1997
Crosby, Stills & Nash With Tom Petty (1997) For What It's Worth
 Phil Lesh And Mickey Hart Induct Jefferson Airplane 1996
Jefferson Airplane (1996) Volunteers
 Santana Acceptance Speech 1998
Santana With Peter Green (1998) Black Magic Woman
 Crosby, Stills & Nash Acceptance Speech 1997
Crosby, Stills & Nash With James Taylor And Emmylou Harris (1997) Teach Your Children
 Jackson Browne Acceptance Speech 2004
Jackson Browne (2004) Running On Empty
 Eric Clapton Inducts The Band 1994
The Band With Eric Clapton (1994) The Weight
 Bruce Springsteen Acceptance Speech 1999
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1999) The Promised Land
 Olivia And Dhani Harrison Accept for George Harrison 2004
Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood And Dhani Harrison (2004) Handle With Care
 Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison And Prince (2004) While My Guitar Gently Weeps
 Paul McCartney Acceptance Speech 1999
Paul McCartney And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1999) Let It Be
1) Paul McCartney Inducts John Lennon 1994
2) Bruce Springsteen Inducts Jackson Browne 2004
3) Elton John Inducts The Beach Boys 1988
4) Jann Wenner Inducts Sex Pistols 2006
5) Pete Townshend Inducts The Rolling Stones 1989
1) John Fogerty, Robbie Robertson And Bruce Springsteen Rehearsal, 1993
2) Cream Rehearsal, 1993
3) Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady And Paul Kantner Backstage, 1996
4) Crosby, Stills & Nash Rehearsal And Backstage, 1997
5) The Band And Eric Clapton Rehearsal, 1994
 Jackson Browne And Melissa Etheridge (1995) Wake Up Little Susie
The Concert For The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
 The Rolling Stones Acceptance Speech 1989
Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1988) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
 Mick Jagger, Tina Turner And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1989) Honky Tonk Women
 James Taylor (1997) Woodstock A Tribute To Joni Mitchell
 James Taylor Inducts Crosby, Stills & Nash 1997
Crosby, Stills & Nash (1997) Wooden Ships
 R.E.M. Acceptance Speech 2007
R.E.M. With Eddie Vedder (2007) Man On The Moon
 Kid Rock Inducts Aerosmith 2001
Aerosmith With Kid Rock (2001) Sweet Emotion
 Keith Richards Inducts ZZ Top 2004
ZZ Top (2004) La Grange
 ZZ Top (2004) Tush
 AC/DC Acceptance Speech 200
AC/DC (2003) Highway To Hell
 Flea Inducts Metallica 2009
Metallica (2009) Master Of Puppets
 Bono Inducts Bruce Springsteen 1999
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1999)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
 Bruce Springsteen Inducts U2 2005
U2 (2005) Pride (In The Name Of Love)
 Neil Young Inducts The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1992
Neil Young And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1992) All Along The Watchtower A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix
1) Mick Jagger Inducts The Beatles 1988
2) Flea Inducts Metallica 2009
3) Keith Richards Inducts Leo Fender 1992
4) James Taylor Inducts Crosby, Stills & Nash 1997
5) Paul McCartney Inducts James Taylor 2000
6) Billy Joel Inducts The Righteous Brothers 2003
1) James Taylor Rehearsal, 1997
2) Metallica Rehearsal, 2009
 The Who And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1990) Won't Get Fooled Again
 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Acceptance Speech 2002
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (2002) American Girl
 Kid Rock Inducts Lynyrd Skynyrd 2006
Lynyrd Skynyrd (2006) Sweet Home Alabama
 The Righteous Brothers Acceptance Speech 2003
The Righteous Brothers (2003) You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
 The Byrds Acceptance Speech 1991
The Byrds With Glenn Frey And Jackson Browne (1991)
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
 The Mamas & The Papas Acceptance Speech 1998
The Mamas & The Papas (1998) California Dreamin'
 Cream (1993) Born Under A Bad Sign
 Traffic Acceptance Speech 2004
Traffic (2004) Dear Mr. Fantasy
 Stevie Nicks And Lindsey Buckingham (1998) Landslide
Fleetwood Mac Acceptance Speech 1998
Fleetwood Mac (1998) Say You Love Me
 Dave Grohl And Taylor Hawkins Induct Queen 2001
Queen With Dave Grohl And Taylor Hawkins (2001) Tie Your Mother Down
 Ray Charles Inducts Billy Joel 1999
Billy Joel (1999) Only The Good Die Young
 The Rolling Stones Acceptance Speech 1989
Mick Jagger And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1989) Start Me Up
 Billy Joel Inducts John Mellencamp 200
John Mellencamp (2008) Pink Houses
 U2 Acceptance Speech 2005
U2 With Bruce Springsteen (2005) I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
1) Jakob Dylan Inducts Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2002
2) Lou Reed Inducts Dion 1989
3) Dave Matthews Inducts Traffic 2004
4) Ray Charles Inducts Billy Joel 1999
5) Billy Joel Inducts John Mellencamp 2008
6) Kid Rock Inducts Lynyrd Skynyrd 2006
7) Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne Induct George Harrison 2004
1) Backstage, 2004
2) Backstage, 2003
3) Lynyrd Skynyrd
I think that all should speak for itself. Play it loud."
5 Stars for the Performances, but Beware of Glaring Omission
Boy | 11/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The bottom line is that this 3-disc set is Rock and Roll Heaven for true fans of the form.
Too many magic moments and balls-to-the-wall performances to mention them all, but suffice to say that there are no duds here. Off the top of my head, some major hi-lites include Santana's blistering "Black Magic Woman," Metallica's epic "Master of Puppets," U2 and Springsteen's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," The Doors and Eddie Vedder's mind-blowing "Light My Fire," Prince's over-the-top guitar solo during "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and... Well, it goes on and on.
Also, let's not forget the many memorable speeches, which range from the poignant (Paul McCartney's "letter" to John Lennon), to the brilliant (Bono's tribute to The Boss, and vice-a-versa), to the hilarious (Pete Townshend roasting the Rolling Stones), to the absurd (Mike Love's scathing crack-up).
So ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME LIVE gets 5 stars for its content, but if I were grading this collection by what it lacks? Well that would be a different story.
No Pink Floyd. Wow. Although their induction and performance of Wish You Were Here, with Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, is included on the band's PULSE dvd.
No Led Zeppelin. And even though Page does unleash a fierce solo during a group version of All Along the Watchtower, this is still an unforgivable omission.
No Bob Dylan, except for a completely lame cameo.
No David Bowie. Was he even inducted? Yeesh...
No Talking Heads.
You get the picture.
Pretty outrageous stuff, especially when you consider the number of artists who needlessly appear multiple times, like Jagger, Springsteen, U2, Cream, CS&N, and others. All of whom are great, but I would have rathered see as many artists as possible represented.
So if these exclusions bother you, then I understand. But if I'm going to judge this collection for what it is (as opposed to for what it isn't), then it's 5 stars all the way."
Why no Led Zeppelin? & very chaotic editing
art 87 | LA, Ca USA | 11/16/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"leaving out Led Zeppelin is like leaving the A out of the alphabet.
my other complaint is inductions are chopped to pieces & thrown across multiple dvds. a prime example is the Stones. Pete Townshend inducts them on Disc 1, Mick accepts on both Discs 2 & 3. His speech with Keith is chopped in both places. why not just have their complete acceptance speech in one place. definitely some butcher did the editing here.
most likely, they'll release a correctly sequenced version probably in the future on Blu-ray & milk consumers for more money. until then we are stucked with this chop suey version.
2 stars for the butchered editing, 4 stars for the material, -1 star for no Zeppelin."
5 STARS AREN'T ENOUGH
Maggie Schwarz | New York City | 12/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Five stars are too few. I'd like to give this set 100! This is really a wonderful set, both for us baby boomers and our kids, who get to see and hear the musical icons of the 60s and 70s. And we baby boomers see performances by some of the newer artists, like Metallica, and Eddie Vedder.
The best part of this fabulous set is seeing these musicians induct other musicians and accept induction themselves. They honor their peers, reflect on their work, and share their joys and sorrows, successes and mistakes, and lament over the passing of many of them.
It's sad but joyful to see John Phillips perform with the Mamas and Papas (sans Cass Elliott). And George Harrison, who was inducted both as part of the Beatles and posthumously for his own work, by his widow Olivia and his son Dhani.
Billy Joel, when inducting John Mellencamp, speaks of the possibility becoming a rock icon by dying prematurely. He says, "If we die young we become a rock icon but we also become dead, and what could be worse than becoming fertilizer?"
Ray Charles inducts Billy Joel and thanks the Hall of Fame for including him in the ceremony, yet another poignant moment.
Bruce Springsteen participates in several inductions, one of which is for Ray Orbison. Springsteen tells of how as a child he listened to Orbison's ballads on the radio at night and was so moved he vowed never to speak to a woman again!
There are so many moving performances, among them, the Righteous Brothers singing "You've Lost That Loving Feeling," with string and choral accompaniment, the Byrds singing "Turn, Turn, Turn," and the Who singing "Won't Get Fooled Again." Eric Clapton admits to not having played with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce for 25 years.
Among others who speak and perform are Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. The Doors do a riveting "Light My Fire" with Ray Manzarek's swirling keyboards, as fantastic as 40 years ago. Eddie Vedder sings, faithful to Jim Morrison's brooding, sensual style.
Mick Jagger makes several appearances, both accepting induction and inducting others. The Stones let loose with Honky Tonk Woman, joined by Tina Turner and other. Jagger, when inducting the Beatles, recalls the rivalry between them and the Stones. He and George Harrison and Bruce Springsteen perform a rousing "I Saw Her Standing There."
As he did in the seventies, Steve Winwood and Traffic sear us with "Dear Mr. Fantasy." His wail is as clear as it was back then. It's as if no time has passed.
Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge, Santana, and the Band appear as well, and carry us back. We may have aged but our music still pierces.