Reports, Insiders Differ On Cause Of Jam-less Hall Ceremony

In past years, Neil Young, Chuck Berry, P Funk, and Led Zeppelin have graced the stage to close the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony with a star-studded jam.

So what happened this year?

Why didn’t Carlos Santana bring his guitar noodlings to the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’”? Why didn’t Stevie Nicks get to take a stab at a line or two from “Hotel California”? And why didn’t anyone get to do anything with Lloyd Price’s “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”?

Well, it depends on who you ask.

Reports in New York area newspapers speculated that the lack of a jam session was due to the Eagles’ ego-tripping, claiming that the band insisted on providing the evening’s finale.

However, a Hall of Fame insider told MTV News that there were never any plans for a jam as it was considered too difficult to organize.

Viewers can catch highlights form the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on VH-1 on January 19 at 9 p.m. Eastern time.