The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place a couple of weeks ago, and it wrapped with Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters performing The Beatles’ “Get Back.” But apparently it was supposed to end with an all-star tribute to Charlie Watts, which we are now learning was cut for time.
According to a blogpost by Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine several of the night’s inductees had rehearsed an all-star jam of the Rolling Stones' “Exile on Main Street” classic "Tumbling Dice,” but it never made it on the show.
"After dinner at the hotel with my little fam, the band went back to the venue for a rehearsal of the finale that was never to be," Valentine wrote. "The idea was a big traditional Rock Hall-everyone-onstage-mega-version of 'Tumblin’ Dice' in honor of Charlie Watts.” She said it didn’t happen, “due to the show length and Union issue I am fairly certain,” adding, “It was not the Rock Hall’s fault, that’s for certain.”
Finally, she notes, “Anyway, rehearsing the song was a highlight for sure and this was where I ended up feeling totally comfortable with our place in the whole she-bang."
Source:Kathy Valentine Photo: Getty Images