What’s Worth Watching: Rockers Throw Themselves a Party

Green Day at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Saturday, May 30, 8/7c, HBO)

TV’s most rockin’ award show took place on April 18 in Cleveland and the magic on stage was worth waiting for. Tonight on HBO, you can catch inductees Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, the “5” Royales, and the late Lou Reed and Stevie Ray Vaughn being honored by the likes of Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus, Patti Smith and Stevie Wonder with wit and sentiment.

Generations of rockers tear up the stage, from Jett snarling her way through “Cherry Bomb,” Green Day still punking up “American Idiot,” and Zac Brown and Tom Morello in a fiery dueling guitar cover of “Going to Chicago.” There’s also the time-honored super jam: This year it’s “With a Little Help from My Friends,” with Starr and McCartney and their pals including Cyrus, Jett and Day, Dave Grohl, John Legend, Beck and Karen O.

It’s a be there or be square night for sure.