NEW YORK (AP) — Sheryl Crow and Olivia Rodrigo kicked off the 2023 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony Friday night time with an electrical rendition of the Crow’s hit “If It Makes You Glad,” two generations of singer-songwriters bonding over a crunchy Nineties rocker.
The 2 singers — each in black — traded verses as they each performed guitars. On the music’s finish, Rodrigo pointed to Crow, who made a small bow. Stevie Nicks later joined Crow for a efficiency of “Robust Sufficient” and Peter Frampton got here out to assist sing “On a regular basis Is a Winding Street.”
“It is a little bit like getting an Oscar for a screenplay you haven’t completed writing,” Crow mentioned. She thanked her dad and mom for unconditional love “and piano classes.” She referred to as music a “common reward.”
Fellow inductees Missy Elliott, Chaka Khan and Willie Nelson additionally had been anticipated to be taking the mic. The ceremony in New York Metropolis is streaming stay for the primary time on Disney+.
Laura Dern inducted Crow, calling her pal “a badass goddess.” Dern mentioned the music enterprise initially had no concept what to do with a Southern feminine guitar-playing singer-songwriter. Nevertheless it quickly realized. “She mapped out the chapters of our lives,” Dern mentioned.
Elton John is popping out of retirement to carry out and toast his songwriting accomplice Bernie Taupin, and Andrew Ridgeley will honor his accomplice in Wham!, the late George Michael, who attracted an intriguing trio of performers in his honor: Miguel, Carrie Underwood and Adam Levine. One other posthumous inductee is “Soul Prepare” creator Don Cornelius.
The ceremony in Brooklyn will function St. Vincent honoring Kate Bush, who’s using a brand new wave in reputation after the TV present “Stranger Issues” featured her music “Working Up That Hill (A Take care of God).” Bush didn’t make it to Friday’s ceremony.
“I’m utterly blown away by this large honour — an award that sits within the large beating coronary heart of the American music trade,” she mentioned in a press release. “Thanks a lot to everybody who voted for me. I by no means imagined I’d be given this glorious accolade.”
Queen Latifah will current Elliott, who turns into the primary feminine hip-hop artist within the rock corridor. Elliott will then take the Barclay’s Middle stage for a efficiency. The four-time Grammy Award-winner can also be the primary feminine rapper inducted into the Songwriters Corridor of Fame.
Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile and Chris Stapleton will be a part of Nelson onstage, whereas New Version will carry out for inductees The Spinners, represented by members John Edwards and Henry Fambrough. H.E.R., Sia and Widespread will accompany Khan, described by the corridor as “one of many mightiest and most influential voices in music.”
Additionally getting into the corridor as the category of 2023 are Rage Towards the Machine, DJ Kool Herc, Hyperlink Wray and Al Kooper. LL COOL J will current DJ Kool Herc and Ice-T will current Rage Towards the Machine.
The ceremony’s sturdy illustration of girls this yr comes not lengthy after the corridor eliminated Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner from its board of administrators. Wenner, who additionally co-founded the corridor, had mentioned that Black and feminine musicians “didn’t articulate on the stage” of the white musicians featured in his new e book of interviews. He later apologized.
Artists should have launched their first industrial recording at the least 25 years earlier than they’re eligible for induction. Nominees had been voted on by greater than 1,000 artists, historians and music trade professionals.
ABC will air a particular that includes efficiency highlights and standout moments on Jan. 1.
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