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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 10 highlights from the 2015 induction ceremony

Paul McCartney Shouting “Oi!” During “American Idiot” 

Green Day’s three songs were all pretty great (“When I Come Around” remains one of the five best songs written in the entirety of the ’90s), but there was a particularly charming moment   during “American Idiot” when Armstrong encouraged the crowd to shout “Oi!,” a classic punk rock exclamation. They cut to the crowd, and while not a whole lot of people were actually participating, Paul McCartney was not only doing it, but he was also encouraging other people to do it, proving Paul McCartney should be invited to every party.

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Born in Nigeria and raised in New Jersey, Modu was a young photographer whose parents had been part of the first wave of immigrants.

His photos have graced the covers of Rolling Stone Magazine and Jazz Times, Chi will also be remembered for shooting iconic album covers for Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Mobb Deep, Mad Lion, and Christian McBride. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including the Hutchins Gallery, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville NJ, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn NY, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland OH.

wait. A Nigerian took one of Nas’ and BIG’s most iconic photos ever?? Dope!

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Funfact: I have gotten the opportunity (twice) to see some of Michael Jackson’s most famous pieces of clothing and accessories in person.

Looking at these articles being worn by him in photographs is a much different experience than actually being in their physical presence. I don’t know what it was, but those articles had stories to tell. Every bead of his sweat, ever heart beat, ever muscle movement. The music these pieces became a symbol of; you could just feel Michael’s aura in them.

I still feel honored for having such an amazing opportunity.