There’s a lot to love about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremonies, from the opportunity to watch music’s most amazing geniuses receive the recognition they so undoubtedly deserve to the subsequent performances which have resulted in rather infamous moments. Axl Rose was no where to be found when the Hall of Fame celebrated its latest round of inductees last Monday, but Tom Waits did make an appearance. He was, after all, one of the eight icons inducted, and after being introduced by the equally great Neil Young, Waits celebrated his new-found status by performing a short set that included renditions of “Make It Rain”, “Rain Dogs”, and “House Where Nobody Lives”. Then, to cap it all of, Young and Waits teamed up for “Get Behind the Mule”. The 13-minute clip posted above features most of the aforementioned, including Young’s introduction, a video montage, performances of “Make It Rain” and “Rain Dogs”, and Waits’ acceptance speech.
Waits, who hasn’t toured since 2008, is currently working on his first new recordings in five years.