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Silver Anniversary for Rock

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a mega line up of talent over the course of 2 shows at Madison Square Garden. The events will be held October 29th and 30th, and feature some of the biggest names in rock and R&B. The full line up hasn’t yet been finalized, but the names released so far already put these shows firmly in the “must see” category.

The October 29th show will feature Simon & Garfunkel, Simon without Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & “Friends”. No word on who the unnamed “Friends” will be at this point.

The October 30th show has Aretha Franklin, U2, Metallica, and Eric Clapton announced so far, with more as yet unannounced performers to be added.

While the individual sets are sure to be top notch, there’s always the potential for “once in a lifetime” onstage collaborations with this kind of show. While you’ll have to wait to get a chance at tickets, you can catch many of the performers on tour now. Tickets aren’t yet released for the event, so our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary Show Tickets page is a little light at the moment, but that will likely change in the future.

Jim Henson’s Diva Babies

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

No doubt the Rock and Roll Hall of fame rushed to get the news of its concerts out a day after VH1 threatened to dominate concert news with the ressurection of its “Divas” show after a five year absence. While in the past the show focused on performers who could reasonably lay claim to that title, Cher, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Diana Ross, and Whitney Houston, etc, the new show features a crop of comparatively new female talent.

The GenY friendly line up is lead by Disney’s Miley Cyrus, who, at the age of 16, hasn’t been alive as long as most of the previous Divas had careers. Other acts include British imports Adele and Leona Lewis, as well as the “elder” of the group, American Idol‘s original winner, Kelly Clarkson.

Kidding aside, the event does benefit a good cause, the “Save the Music Foundation” whose purpose is getting musical instruments into schools.

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