HBO’s 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Special Will Include Footage From Prince’s 2004 Induction

Jeff Pfeiffer

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in Brooklyn on April 8, when Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A. and Steve Miller were welcomed into the esteemed hall. HBO will be airing a broadcast of that special on April 30.

The ceremony included an opening tribute to David Bowie, who passed away earlier this year, with The Roots, David Byrne and Kimbra performing “Fame.” Glenn Frey of The Eagles, whom we also lost this year, was remembered in a poignant duet by Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter on “New Kid in Town.”

The ceremony took place just before the passing of another music legend, Prince, on April 21. So while there is no tribute to him during the ceremony itself, HBO says that in way of remembrance, the network broadcast will feature footage from Prince’s 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with his performance that night.


Here’s a rundown of what else to expect during HBO’s 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony special, airing April 30 at 8pm ET/PT.

Performer Category

Deep Purple

Induction: Lars Ulrich

Performance: Deep Purple performs “Hush” and “Smoke on the Water.”

Steve Miller

Induction: The Black Keys

Performance: Steve Miller performs “Rock’n Me” and “The Joker.”


Induction: Kendrick Lamar


Induction: Rob Thomas

Performance: Chicago performs “Saturday in the Park” and “25 or 6 to 4.”

Cheap Trick

Induction: Kid Rock

Performance: Cheap Trick performs “I Want You To Want Me” and “Surrender.” The band is then joined by Deep Purple members David Coverdale, Roger Glover and Glenn Hughes, Chicago members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walt Parazaider, Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Paul Shaffer, Rob Thomas and Stevie Van Zandt for “Ain’t That a Shame.”

Non-Performer Category

Bert Berns, songwriter, producer and record label executive

Induction: Stevie Van Zandt


  1. The dude was a midget. Rock and Roll hall of fame is for big people.

    Sorry, no Lil Princey in the hall of fame!!!!!

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