Lionel Richie was joined by none aside from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl throughout the former’s efficiency on the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday (November fifth).
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter kicked off the soulful set along with his iconic ballad “Whats up” earlier than shuffling into Commodores’ “Straightforward,” the signature reduce from the Motown group he co-founded. With Richie nonetheless parked on the piano, Grohl stepped on-stage to ship the tune’s exuberant guitar solo in addition to some well-executed riffing with the backing band. Hardly in a position to comprise his seen pleasure, the Rock Corridor honoree burst from the piano bench to belt the ultimate refrain alongside his stand-in soloist.
After sharing mutual bows and hugs, Richie saved the social gathering going with an instantaneous segue into “All Night time Lengthy” because the Foos frontman sashayed again to side-stage. Richie’s look additionally included an induction speech by Lenny Kravitz, who shared that the singer “has been like an enormous brother to me” by way of The Los Angeles Times. Richie himself spoke later about his expertise as a Black artist within the music business and concluded that “Rock and roll isn’t a colour — it’s a sense, it’s a vibe… and if we let that vibe come by, this room will develop and develop and develop.”
Lionel Richie and Dave Grohl beforehand shared the display screen in 2022 when the previous appeared in a cameo for the Foos’ gory horror-comedy movie, Studio 666. In an interview with Consequence, director BJ McDonnell recalled that the American Idol decide was “good” and “got here in all sport to do it and able to go.”
Richie lately concluded his “Again to Las Vegas” residency in October and can subsequent embark on a European tour in 2023.
The Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame Class of 2022 included Richie together with Eminem, Dolly Parton, Judas Priest, Duran Duran, and extra. A televised recording of the occasion, which befell at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, will debut on November nineteenth by way of HBO.
Lionel Richie 2022-2023 Tour Dates:
11/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
06/03 – Belfast, UK @ Belsonic
06/04 – Dublin, IE @ St. Anne’s Park
06/07 – St Austell, UK @ Eden Periods
06/11 – Taunton, UK @ Cooper Associates County Floor
06/14 – Oxford, UK @ Nocturne Reside
06/15 – Oxford, UK @ Nocturne Reside
06/21 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Brita Area
06/22 – Monchengladbach, DE @ Sparkassen Park
06/27 – Southampton, UK @ Broadlands
06/30 – Chepstow, UK @ Chepstow Racecourse
07/01 – Lytham St Annes, UK @ Lytham Competition
07/04 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Competition
07/06 – Marbella, ES @ Starlite
07/08 – Cascais, PT @ CoolJazz