CLEVELAND - A week of events honoring the Rolling Stones culminated Saturday night with an all-star tribute concert.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is honoring the Rolling Stones as part of its annual Music Master series. Saturday night's all-star tribute concert focused on musicians who have performed with the Rolling Stones over the past 50 years and helped shape the band's extraordinary sound.
Grammy-award winning drummer Steve Jordan heads up the tribute concert as musical director. The Music Masters series has also honored Woody Guthrie, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Chuck Berry. This marks the 18th annual Music Master series, It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It):The Music of the Rolling Stones.
Joining the all-star house band is Nils Lofgren of the E Street Band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chuck D, Sugar Blue, Lee Fields, Patterson Hood, Dave Pirner, Earl Slick and Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson of the Flamin' Groovies.
The Annual Music Masters series, a co-production of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, celebrates the lives and careers of artists who changed the shape and sound of rock and roll music.
In 2013, the series was renamed the Annual Music Masters series to better reflect the evolving and expanding rock and roll story. Each year, the Music Masters series explores the legacy of a pioneering rock and roll figure in a range of events that includes Museum exhibits, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert benefiting the Rock Hall's education programs. http://www.rockhall.com