Just about a year ago we were more than honored to participate in a special two night event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The two nights of shows at Madison Square Garden brought together an incredible group of artists and resulted in some pretty amazing collaborations.
A three DVD set commemorating the performances, available in your favorite store or online site September 28, will include the full four hour highlight special that aired on HBO. In addition to these 51 performances, there are an additional 16 bonus performances not seen on HBO and a collector's issue of Rolling Stone magazine featuring behind the scenes stories. There will also be a Blu-Ray version available exclusively at Best Buy for the first 30 days. The Blu-Ray will be available at all other North American stores on November 2.
Our set included:
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Sweet Jane" with Lou Reed
"Iron Man/Paranoid" with Ozzy Osbourne (full length version not seen on HBO)
"All Day and All of the Night" with Ray Davies
"Turn the Page"
The above songs will also be included on the CD release of the concerts being released on November 2. There will be a four-disc set containing music from both concerts. The concerts will also be split into two separate two-disc releases, each focusing on one night. If you're interested in the two-disc release, we appear on the Night 2 set.
Other artists that performed those two special nights were Crosby, Still and Nash, Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, U2, Jeff Beck, and Bruce Springsteen. Special guest appearances included Jerry Lee Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, Annie Lennox, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Mick Jagger, Fergie, and others.
For more info, check out the TimeLife.com.