Guitar Aficionado

Cheap Trick, Steve Miller and Deep Purple Members Jam at Hall of Fame

The performance also featured E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and Sheryl Crow.

PHOTO: Kevin Kane | Getty Images

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By Christopher Scapelliti

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2016 induction ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 8 wrapped up with a jam session featuring several of the inductees and the evening’s other performers and presenters.

The groups—which included inductees Cheap Trick, Steve Miller and members of Deep Purple and Chicago—performed a rocked-out version of Fats Domino’s 1955 hit “Ain’t That a Shame.” Cheap Trick covered the song on their 1978 best-seller, At Budokan.

The performance also featured E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, the Chicago horn players, and singers Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter (who earlier had honored the Eagles’ Glenn Frey with a cover of “New Kid in Town”). Notably featured were former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale and bassist/singer Glenn Hughes, who had shared lead vocal duties in the group from 1973 to 1976. Both had declined to perform with Deep Purple earlier that evening.

The clip begins with Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen introducing the performers as they set up and lamenting the absence of inductees N.W.A., who had already left the venue.