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Hugely influential art-rockers Roxy Music reunited — sans Brian Eno and Paul Thompson — onstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Brooklyn on Friday night, treating fans to a six-song set in their first public performance since 2011.
Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Eddie Jobson were on hand for the induction, which was handled by Duran Duran members Simon LeBon and John Taylor. Brian Eno, who left the band in 1973, and drummer Paul Thompson, who had participated in the most recent reunion, were absent.
Over a 12-year span, they recorded eight studio albums, each one a masterwork, each one filled with moments that defy the dry eye,” LeBon said. “Always the experimentation, the drive, the humor, the articulate, versatile musicality. A body of work that fulfilled every promise of the electric rock era.”
Ferry accepted the honors, thanking his bandmates and more: “I’d like to thank everybody for this unexpected honor, especially our fans around the world, who’ve supported us through the years.”
Roxy Music then performed a six-song set, including hits “Love is the Drug,” “More Than This” and “Avalon.”
Roxy Music was inducted alongside The Cure, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead and The Zombies. There ceremony will be broadcast on HBO on April 27.
Below, see video of induction speech, Ferry’s acceptance and the band’s live set.
John Taylor and Simon LeBon’s full induction speech
Bryan Ferry’s full acceptance speech
Roxy Music’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame set
Setlist: Roxy Music, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, 3/29/19
1. “In Every Dream Home a Heartache”
2. “Out of the Blue”
3. “Love Is the Drug”
4. “More Than This”
6. “Editions of You”
“In Every Dream Home a Heartache”
“Out of the Blue”
“Love Is the Drug”
“More Than This”
“Editions of You”
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