By: Troy Frisby
Nearly 25 years after their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, The Rolling Stones are about to be honored by the Rock Hall all over again.
Next month, their 18th Annual Music Masters series will pay tribute to the Stones with a five-day event entitled “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It): The Music of the Rolling Stones,” according to the official release.
The tribute, led by musical director Steve Jordan, will pay homage to the Rolling Stones for all of their achievements in rock music over the course of their fifty-year careers through a series of “interviews, panels, film and educational programs,” as well as a conference on the Stones’ impact on popular music.
“Rock and roll caught fire around the world, and we want to reflect that in this program,” Lauren Onkey, VP of education for the Hall of Fame and Museum, said in the release. “The Rolling Stones were inspired by so many great American artists in creating their own original brand of rock and roll – it’s an incredible story.”
Past honorees for the American Music Masters series include Janis Joplin, Woody Guthrie and Sam Cooke, with performances by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen.
The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989, and this May, the “Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction” exhibit opened at the Museum.
“It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll” will run from Monday, October 21 through Saturday, October 26. For more information on the event, check out rockhall.com.