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A Look at Night #1 of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th Anniversary Concerts

Friday, November 6: 12 p.m.
Posted by Howard Kramer

I made a vacation out of this event. Really, I mean, I could have worked, but that meant that at some point during the concerts, I would not have been watching the performances. Not a chance. Going into this I knew that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concerts were going to be an event for the ages.

Opening with remarks from event producer Tom Hanks, the music started with the Killer himself, Jerry Lee Lewis, a 1986 inductee, pounding out “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On.” He was followed by Crosby, Stills and Nash. The trio and their band were clearly psyched up for the show and hit the stage with an energetic “Woodstock.” Each of the night’s billed acts had a slate of special guests and CSN first brought out Bonnie Raitt. Possessing one of the greatest voices in rock, Raitt sang a moving “Love Has No Pride” with Crosby and Nash adding harmonies. Stills rejoined them and Raitt pulled out the bottleneck slide for a take on Gregg Allman’s “Midnight Rider.” Next up was “The Pretender” performed with its author, Jackson Browne. James Taylor was next with versions of “Mexico,” “Love the ...


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The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert Nominated for Five Emmy Awards

Thursday, July 8: 10:37 a.m.
Posted by Todd Mesek

Today, we are pleased to learn that the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert, produced by Playtone, Tenth Planet Productions and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in association with HBO Entertainment, has been nominated for five Emmy Awards!  See the list below for the nominations, and be sure to tune into NBC on Sunday, August 29, 2010 for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards for the results.

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - 62nd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations  >>>

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert • HBO • Playtone, Tenth Planet Productions and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in association with HBO Entertainment
Joel Gallen, Director

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Special (Single Or Multi-Camera)

The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert • HBO • Playtone, Tenth Planet Productions and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in association with HBO Entertainment
Bill DeRonde, Supervising Editor
John Zimmer, Editor
Mark Stepp, Editor
Michael Polito, Editor

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special


The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert • HBO • Playtone, Tenth Planet Productions and the Rock and Roll ...


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Three Emmy Awards for the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts

Tuesday, August 24: 9:01 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

We are pleased to learn that the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert, produced by Playtone, Tenth Planet Productions and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in association with HBO Entertainment, has won three Emmy Awards!  See the list below for the specific awards, and be sure to tune into NBC on Sunday, August 29, 2010 to watch the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards>>>

  • Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special (Single or Multi-Camera)
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For a Miniseries, Movie or Special
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series

(Read more at Billboard.com.)

The Shows – which include Tom Hanks paying homage to Cleveland’s Rock Hall – and broadcasted on HBO, will be released on a Time-Life DVD on September 28, 2010 and available for purchase at rockhallstore.com.

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Related:

WATCH: The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert at the Museum (FREE with admission)

BUY: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years (book - right)


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