New York, NY The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Committee, who approved the $70,000 per seat ticket price of the cheap seats at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, were embarrassed when none of the inductees showed up to accept their prizes. Linda Ronstadt and Hall and Oates were ailing and the KISS rock band couldn't agree which version of the band should go on, or even who was who who under the makeup!
Cat Stevens was detained at the airport, and Nirvana wouldn't go on without their original lead singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain, which would've required a seance, as would have the attendance of his fellow inductee Brian Epstein.
Peter Gabriel planned on coming on Phil Collin's private jet, but it mysteriously didn't show up in time for the ceremony.
Nobody would give inductee Andrew Loog Oldham, early Rolling Stones manager, the address for the induction ceremony because all he did at the pre-induction ceremony was badger everyone for Mick Jagger's phone number.
The E Street Band stayed home when it was discovered there was a typo and the Hall of Fame Committee actually meant to honor the F Street Band.
"Next year we plan to have it in a smaller venue and raise ticket prices a bit," the Rock and Roll Committee announced after the debacle.