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Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and holographic 2Pac Live at 2012 Coachella Festival

Tuesday, March 11: 7 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Coachella has facilitated some significant reunions since its inception. Bringing together onstage a rare performer, Dr. Dre, with his former protégé Snoop Dogg, was a perfect West Coast hip-hop dream pairing. The introduction of a holographic version of their ...

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New Jimi Hendrix Goes Worldwide (and to Cleveland)

Friday, March 7: 3:04 p.m.
Posted by Alexandra Fagan

After shaking the nation with his performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock in 1969, rock legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Jimi Hendrix, will now be honored by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Hendrix is ...

Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Today in Rock, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, Event, Jimi Hendrix, Rare Performances, History of Rock and Roll
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Jay Z Live at 2008 Glastonbury Festival

Tuesday, March 11: 7 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

No rapper had ever headlined a night at Glastonbury and Jay Z’s booking was subject to open opposition. Mocking the haters, he opened his set with covers of Oasis and Amy Winehouse songs. Jay Z proved the festival wasn ...

Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Exhibit, Today in Rock, The Greatest Festivals in Rock and Roll History, Inductee, Rare Performances, History of Rock and Roll
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Oasis live at 1994 Glastonbury Festival

Tuesday, March 11: 7 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Much change was afoot in mid 90s Great Britain. The political winds shifted from Thatcher to Blair and Brit Pop became the soundtrack to a reinvigorated sense of identity. On the heels of their debut album, Definitely Maybe, Oasis’ performance ...

Categories: Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, The Beatles, The Greatest Festivals in Rock and Roll History, Hall of Fame, Rare Performances
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at 1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival

Tuesday, March 11: 7 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Rarely does a performer debut as a fully formed artist. The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s appearance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival instantly secured the group's reputation – and that of its hyper charismatic frontman – as the most incendiary in ...

Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, Jimi Hendrix, The Greatest Festivals in Rock and Roll History, Inductee, Hall of Fame, Rare Performances
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Radiohead Live at 1997 Glastonbury Music Festival

Tuesday, March 11: 7 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Radiohead had released the masterwork OK Computer less than two weeks before appearing at Glastonbury the Glastonbury Festival in 1997. With an eye on their new material, Radiohead minted a masterful performance that immediately elevated them into the realm of ...

Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, The Greatest Festivals in Rock and Roll History, Hall of Fame, Rare Performances
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Queen Live at Live Aid 1985

Tuesday, March 11: 7 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Live Aid was arguably the greatest live concert ever staged. A less-argued point is that Queen’s performance at Live Aid stole the show. Freddie Mercury’s commanding stage presence and the band’s impeccable musicianship blew away stadium audiences ...

Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, The Greatest Festivals in Rock and Roll History, Inductee, Hall of Fame, Rare Performances
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Nirvana Live at 1992 Reading Festival

Tuesday, March 11: 7 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Rumors swirled around the 1992 Reading Festival that Kurt Cobain’s reported ill-health would force Nirvana to bail on their headlining gig. Cobain, clad in a hospital gown and ridiculous wig, was pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair and ...

Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, History of Punk, History of Rock and Roll, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, The Greatest Festivals in Rock and Roll History, Inductee, Hall of Fame, Exhibit, Rare Performances
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