HBO's taped broadcast of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony debuts at 8 p.m. ET Saturday (May 31), winnowing the lengthy show down to a still-generous three hours and 15 minutes of highlights from the April 10 ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, including portions of all the induction and acceptance speeches.
Musical performances include: Peter Gabriel doing "Washing of the Water" with Coldplay's Chris Martin, who spoke about his love for the song in his induction speech, and "In Your Eyes" with Youssou N'Dour; the full Linda Ronstadt tribute with Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood and the Eagles' Glenn Frey covering "Different Drum," "Blue Bayou," "You're No Good," "It's So Easy" and "When Will I Be Loved;" Cat Stevens performing part of "Father and Son," "Wild World" and a choir-assisted "Peace Train;" Hall & Oates delivering "She's Gone" and "You Make My Dreams;" and Bruce Springsteen leading the E Street Band through "The E Street Shuffle" and "Kitty's Back."
KISS did not perform but the special captures Tom Morello's galvanizing induction speech and the four original members' gracious acceptances, and Peter Asher honors Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham with brief remarks.
The show ends with Nirvana's four-song reunion performance with a different female singer for each number. The special will air throughout June on HBO and HBO2.