METALLICA, AC/DC, AEROSMITH Performances Featured On 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live' DVD Set

September 22, 2009

On October 20, 2009, Time Life commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame with an unprecedented, comprehensive collection of performances compiled from a quarter century of induction celebrations. The "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live" DVD collection boasts 125 remarkable performances by the most influential and significant figures in rock music history, as well as the speeches, toasts and roasts by which these members of rock royalty salute each others' accomplishments.

The "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live" DVD set includes nine DVDs, eight of these featuring an assortment of performances spanning more than two decades of ceremonies, as well as induction and acceptance speeches, and never-before-seen backstage and rehearsal footage. A ninth DVD features "The Concert For The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame", a star-studded concert event which opened the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Museum in Cleveland in 1995. Never before available, the "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live" DVD set is an unparalleled rock 'n' roll experience — over 24 hours of rare and exclusive performances and footage — and a must-own for every music fan.

On October 20, the "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live" nine-DVD set will be available for purchase exclusively online for $119.96 via the DVD web site RockHallDVDs.com or TimeLife.com.

Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music's pioneering figures during prestigious, black-tie ceremonies. Rock's biggest stars induct their biggest influences and contemporaries, with heartfelt, wise and witty speeches. Over the years, Paul McCartney has inducted John Lennon, Paul Simon has inducted Stevie Wonder, Steven Tyler has inducted AC/DC, Elton John has inducted the BEACH BOYS, and in turn, Elton John was inducted by Axl Rose. "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live" DVD includes a staggering 52 of these tributes, all complete and unedited. But, it's during the live performance part of the ceremony when rock history is really made.

With egos set aside, the artists take the stage and deliver once-in-a-lifetime performances, often with a truly mind-blowing combination of talent, such as Mick Jagger performing with Bruce Springsteen, REM with Eddie Vedder, THE BAND with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck with Jimmy Page. As Robbie Robertson once commented, "It's an opportunity to see musical combinations we may never see again as long as we live." Case in point, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Flea, and METALLICA's rendition of "The Train Kept A-Rollin'" at this year's ceremony in April.

The Rock and Roll of Fame Foundation and Museum's anniversary celebration will extend beyond the DVD set, with both a book and two groundbreaking concerts this fall. The "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years", chronicling 25 years of induction ceremonies, will be published by Collins Design (an imprint of HarperCollins) in September. In October, the Hall of Fame will present two live concert events at Madison Square Garden in New York , featuring performances by ERIC CLAPTON, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, ARETHA FRANKLIN, METALLICA, PAUL SIMON, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, STEVIE WONDER, and U2.

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