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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 29: Inductees Joe Elliott, Phil Collen and Rick Savage of Def Leppard perform at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

New Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame chairman John Sykes says that the Rock Hall ceremony will now be LIVE on HBO (rather than edited and released on a later date).

This rules…as rock is meant to be a little dangerous and a LIVE broadcast allows those classic and sometimes controversial moments to occur without being edited out.

As a result of this good news, we’ve assembled a list…Top 5 Rock Hall Performances Ever!


– East Side Dave

5.) Green Day honors the Ramones (2002)

Green Day honored heavy influence The Ramones with this fantastic performance.


4.) Nirvana and Joan Jett – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (2014)

Joan Jett ROCKS this iconic tune with Nirvana.


3.) Led Zeppelin and Neil Young – “When The Levee Breaks” (1995)

Zeppelin and Neil Young teaming up?!  Oh, HELL yeah!


2.) Prince & Tom Petty (and more) – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (2012)

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others perform this phenomenal track to honor the late, great George Harrison.


1.) The Rolling Stones and friends – “Satisfaction” (1988)

The Rolling Stones perform one of their masterpieces with Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Billy Joel and more.



"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.