No, Cheap Trick still isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- a grievous oversight in my book. The group is, however, playing the second Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Benefit Concert May 1 at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre (which we can only hope will be less contentious than the 2008 model). Georgia Satellites and Atlanta Rhythm Section are among the other acts on the bill. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Also in a similar vein is the "Experience Hendrix" tribute show that plays Durham Performing Arts Center on March 28. Joe Satriani, Robert Randolph, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and a bunch of other hotshot guitarists will hold forth.