Watch Janet Jackson & Stevie Nicks Inducted Into Rock Hall of Fame Highlights Video

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“Even more than most awards shows, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finds itself boxed in by ceremony.

“Realistically, there’s only so much you can do with a template that rarely veers from performance / induction speech / acceptance speech: At best, you’ll have mind-blowing performances and touching speeches of genuine gratitude, grace and humor; at worst, the opposite, with speeches that more resemble interminable wedding toasts.

“And despite Queen guitarist Brian May’s comment on this evening that rock music is “alive and well,” the sort of rock and roll that’s celebrated in this 33-year-old institution is rapidly becoming a museum piece itself: The last culturally galvanizing rock band was Nirvana, over a quarter-century ago.”

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