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Metallica and Others-Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

By Rhonda Straw     Apr 5, 2009 in Entertainment
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presented inductees last night live on the Fuse channel, and in person in Cleveland, Ohio.
For those of us who do not have the Fuse channel, the celebration for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was back home in Cleveland for the first time since 1997. The Fuse cable channel was the only channel to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was broad-casted on last night.
Metallica is 28 years old. Not the guys, they are near, or are 60. They just came from a massive world tour. To see Metallica in Kansas City cost $85.00 approximate, for two tickets, the seats of which were pretty good. To see Metallica from one of the 1,200 VIP seats in Cleveland last night, was a mere $50,000. The cheap seats were free, and there were 5000 of them.
The ceremony itself, used to be in the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. This year, it was in Cleveland, in the renovated Public Auditorium. There was no time limit, and the artists were allowed to speak, every single member of each band, as long as they liked.
2009 inductees
•Performers: Metallica, Run-DMC, Jeff Beck, Bobby Womack and Little Anthony & the Imperials
•Early influence: Wanda Jackson
•Sidemen: D.J. Fontana, Bill Black and Spooner Oldham
Interestingly, Eminen, who is gearing up for a new album, hit the stage, to induct Run-DC. Run-DMC is the first hip-hop artist, to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since Grand Master Flash, in 1997. He did a speech based on 2 Turn Tables and a Microphone. Whether the speech made sense or not, it was heartfelt and meaningful. Run-DMC earlier announced they would not preform on the stage of the Public Auditorium, out of respect for the late Jam Master Jay. (Run of Run-DMC recently toured with Kid Rock, in a very meaningful and unforgettable set.)
Metallica hit the stage with "Enter Sandman", "Master of Puppets", and a megawatt jam session that included the Yardbirds "Train Kept A-Rollin", with former Yardbirds, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.Also joining Metallica were Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and Ron Wood.
The one question often asked is how come the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does not either have a pay-per view of the ceremony, or the option of watching it on either VH1, or MTV? The world may never know.
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