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Old 02-23-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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(02-23-2005) The Boss to Induct U2! -- AP*

The Boss to Induct U2!

NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen is returning the favor to Bono. U2's talkative frontman, who gave memorable stream-of-consciousness speeches inducting Bob Marley and Springsteen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be saluted by Springsteen when the Boss inducts U2 next month.

Springsteen's no slouch in the induction speech department himself: He slyly noted last year how inductee Jackson Browne's audience always seemed to be filled with women.

Justin Timberlake will board the "Love Train" to pay tribute to the O'Jays in this year's ceremony. B.B. King and Eric Clapton will team to induct bluesman Buddy Guy, Rod Stewart will speak about "When a Man Loves a Woman" singer Percy Sledge and Neil Young will honor the Pretenders.

The 20th annual ceremony will be held March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Highlights will be televised March 19 on VH1.

--Associated Press
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Old 02-23-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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I am SO happy about this!
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I never would've guessed this. How did U2 influence the Boss? (Then again, how did he influence them?) I would've expected Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe or Christ Martin — bands that were contemporaries of U2 or influenced by U2. The Boss has been around a lot longer than U2. Bruce is a good guy though.
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This is pretty cool.
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They've got Neil Young inducting The Pretenders. BB King inducting Buddy Guy. I think the whole "you influenced me" thing is over.
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I think you're right, Mr. Brau1.
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Yeah ... that sounds right. I like Springsteen.
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Awesome pick
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Love the idea of Neil Young inducting The Pretenders! Saw The Pretenders supportYoung at together at Jones Beach on Long Island and they' re a great match. Good pic!
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Old 02-23-2005, 01:37 PM   #10
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THE BOSS first met U2 and took interest in them after a show they played in June 1981 at the end of the tour for BOY! Pimm's A CONCERT DOCUMENTARY has a picture of when they met backstage. Its obvious that the BOSS was one of the very first U2 fans out there.
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Could not of asked of anybody better than Bruce to induct them!
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I'm surprised it wasn't Sting to induct U2...
It seems every time you turn around...Sting & Bono were together
during the 80s era...whether it's fighting humanitarian issues, or
simply performing (with Band Aid), I still think Sting would have been a better choice than The Boss.

But now...VH-1...that's a different story.
They do a great job with the televised event, usually you can watch the whole ceremony ( 3 hours, I think! ) compared to MTV who usually only broadcast an hour of the ceremony, before they go back to their crappy programming...
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i think its a fantastic choice, couldnt ask for anyone better than the BOSS. I was expecting Chris Martin myself, but this is better imo.

anyone going to the rock n roll hall of fame for the live broadcast?
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Could not of asked of anybody better than Bruce to induct them!
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Excellent choice!
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