Heart, Quincy Jones featured on Rock Hall broadcast Saturday
The Seattle rock group Heart and Emerald City arranger and producer Quincy Jones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. The show is being broadcast at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18 on HBO.
Exactly one month ago, the Seattle rock group Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as was Emerald City composer, arranger and music mogul Quincy Jones. Though the Rock Hall is in Cleveland, the ceremony took place in Los Angeles and the show is now being broadcast worldwide on HBO.
According to Seattle Times freelancer and Heart biographer Charles R. Cross, who attended, it was an emotional evening, featuring the first reunion of the original Heart lineup in 30 years.
It was a big night for Seattle rock generally. In addition to Jones and Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, several other Northwest rock stars performed, including Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Mike McCready (Pearl Jam). The other inductees were Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Donna Summer and producer Lou Adler.
The show airs at 9 p.m. Saturday (May 18) on HBO.
Paul de Barros, Seattle Times music critic