The stars will be out as HBO premieres its edited version of the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday (May 30).
The three-show show will include both on stage and behind the scenes footage from the April 18 ceremony in Cleveland, where Ringo Starr, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bill Withers and the "5" Royales were honored with speeches and musical performances.
Highlights included Jett and company joined by Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Miley Cyrus and Tommy James, an all-star tribute to Vaughan, Starr joined by Paul McCartney (who inducted him), Joe Walsh and an all-star finale of "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "I Wanna Be Your Man."
Just before the ceremony, and after pressing the flesh with fans on the red carpet, Green Day's Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool told us that they were overwhelmed by the experience:
Dirnt: "I think this is just amazing. It's humbling, but I feel like it's really a lot, it kinda justifies everybody's belief in this band outside of just the band. It's really about the fans."
Cool: "This is unreal. It's so cool. Cleveland definitely rocks tonight, and it's definitely unbelievable...I thought it would be four or five years later."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum in Cleveland has opened a special display for the 2015 inductees, including memorabilia and artifacts from their careers. The induction ceremony special will be repeated many times in the coming weeks. A full schedule can be found on HBO.com.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.