Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2010

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame now uses a photo agency who have exclusive rights to cover the events, so this year I was only taking photos of some friends. Here are the highlights of the night for me.

Green Day's Billie Joe inducted Iggy Pop & the Stooges into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He quoted Scott Asheton from Legs McNeil's book "Please Kill Me" and told of a very long list of bands that have been inspired by the Stooges.

Green Day’s Billie Joe inducted Iggy Pop & the Stooges into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He quoted Scott Asheton from Legs McNeil’s book “Please Kill Me” and told of a very long list of bands that have been inspired by the Stooges.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Billie Joe, James Williamson and Scott Asheton watch as Iggy accepts the award.

Billie Joe, James Williamson and Scott Asheton watch as Iggy accepts the award.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day with Iggy Pop and The Stooges during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Iggy looks cool as he thanks the Hall of Fame voters.

Iggy looks cool as he thanks the Hall of Fame voters.

Iggy Pop and The Stooges during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Billie Joe played guitar with Iggy and the Stooges.

Billie Joe played guitar with Iggy and the Stooges.

Iggy Pop and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Billie Joe and Iggy invited guests from the audience to come up onstage and rock with them.

Billie Joe and Iggy invited guests from the audience to come up onstage and rock with them.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Iggy Pop on stage during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tre Cool (with someone's dog) and his date watch the show.

Tre Cool (with someone’s dog) and his date watch the show.

Tre Cool of Green Day during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Island Records' chief Chris Blackwell and Jimmy Cliff, two of the main men who brought Reggae Music out of Jamaica to the world.

Island Records’ chief Chris Blackwell and Jimmy Cliff, two of the main men who brought Reggae Music out of Jamaica to the world.

Chris Blackwell and Jimmy Cliff during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Ronnie Spector sang 'Be My Baby' written by inductees Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich.

Ronnie Spector sang ‘Be My Baby’ written by inductees Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich.

Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes on stage during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Iggy relaxes with his beautiful wife Nina after the show.

Iggy relaxes with his beautiful wife Nina after the show.

Nina and Iggy Pop during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Adrienne and Billie Joe with Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen enjoy the afterparty.

Adrienne Armstrong, Billie Joe Armstrong, Maureen Van Zandt & Little Steven Van Zandt, NYC - 2010
Adrienne and Billie Joe with Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen enjoy the afterparty.
Adrienne and Billie Joe with Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen enjoy the afterparty.

(L-R) Adrienne Armstrong, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Maureen Van Zandt and Little Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 15, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com