The best of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2023

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Missy Elliott makes history as the first female rapper inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The class of 2023 includes from Willie Nelson until Rage Against The Machine, a selection of artists that recognizes all genres, chosen by the public, with the “greatest honor in rock.” A night of unforgettable and great moments crossovers about music, find out all the details.

Sheryl Crow opened the ceremony with the presentation of “If It Makes You Happy”with Olivia Rodrigoand a special version of “Everyday Is A Winding Road” in company of Stevie Nicks and peter Frampton.

missy Elliot made the stage reverberate with a medley of his greatest hits, the entire audience rose to the rhythm of “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It”. Her induction finally recognizes the singer-songwriter’s influence on hip hop, in addition to rap, which from its composition to production renewed the genre.

Tom Morelloguitarist of Rage Against The Machine, received the award on behalf of the band. He mentioned that, just as they have different points of view on everything, each member thinks differently about that award. However, he recognized the impact of being part of the hall of fame, being a protesting and activist band.

In a moving tribute, Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!) introduced to George Michaelwho passed away in 2016. On stage his songs “Careless Whisper”, “One More Try” and “Faith” were presented by Miguel, Adam Levine and Carrie Underwood.

Besides, Willie Nelson featured songs like “On The Road Again”with the help of Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton and Dave Matthews.

Elton John paid tribute to his friend and composer, Bernie Taupinwith a piano version of “Tiny Dancer”. While, St Vincent (Annie Clark) gave an interpretation of “Running Up That Hill” of Kate Bush. As well as Jimmy Page who presented “Rumble” of Link Wray.

The full ceremony is available for streaming on Disney+. What will the class of 2024 be?


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