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Lemmy, Rock Hall Talk Chuck Berry To Be Honored By Rock Hall With Tribute Concert

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This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has been honoring Chuck Berry as part of its 17th Annual American Music Masters series. The celebration wraps up Saturday night (October 27) with a concert paying tribute to the man, featuring a diverse cast of artists: Rick Derringer, Vernon Reid of Living Colour, country music legend Merle Haggard, David Johansen of The New York Dolls (formerly known as Buster Poindexter), metal icon Lemmy, indie rocker M. Ward, Ronnie Hawkins (leader of The Hawks, who later became The Band), bluesman Joe Bonamassa and DMC from Run-DMC. 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Curatorial Director Howard Kramer tells CBS Local that the diverse lineup speaks to Berry’s enduring influence.  “What do M. Ward and Ronnie Hawkins have in common, other than the fact that they are singers?”  

But he says that getting younger artists on the bill is crucial to…

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