Rock Hall adds more stars to Anniversary shows

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The lineup for next week’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert celebration, to be held over two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City, continues to expand with an amazing list of legends.

As previously reported, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Friends, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon (solo) will perform on Thursday, October 29. The following night will feature U2, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, and Metallica. Now, a host of special guests have been revealed. John Fogerty and Tom Morello who will be joining Bruce Springsteen on Thursday, while B.B. King will join Stevie Wonder. On Friday,  Ozzy Osbourne and Ray Davies will be on stage with Metallica, Annie Lennox and Lenny Kravitz will join Aretha Franklin and Buddy Guy has been paired with Eric Clapton. Additionally, James Taylor, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Little Richard, Jeff Beck and Sting will all make appearances over the two nights (though no further details on when or with who they will perform has been made available).

Over the course of two nights, the all-star set of musicians will be tracing the history of genres ranging from soul to hard rock. Both concerts will be filmed for a HBO special to air later in the fall. A limited amount of tickets have just be re-released and are available on Ticketmaster.

The Rock and Roll of Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary celebration will also extend beyond the concerts, with a recently released book and a deluxe DVD. The book, “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years”, chronicles the 25 years of induction ceremonies. Time Life has issued a nine-DVD boxed set of highlights of the past induction ceremonies, featuring speeches and all-star performances.

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