Jimmie Vaughan paid an emotional tribute to his younger brother Stevie Ray Vaughan at Saturday's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Afterward, he spoke with Rolling Stone about his brother's gentle personality and competitive spirit. Here is an excerpt:
When you were up there you said it was important to talk about Stevie Ray the person. Why was it important to talk about that aspect of his life?
Because most people know he was an incredible guitar player and a great musician and a singer and he wrote songs and he was a great performer. Everybody knows all that, which is absolutely amazing. But what they may not know is that he was a sweet guy and he would do anything for you, and that was just the way he always was.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble now have a permanent spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Texas guitar hero was inducted into the historic museum on April 18 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony airs on HBO on May 30.
... "I know he would want to thank the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but most of all he would want to thank his fans,” Jimmie Vaughan told the crowd. SRV and Double Trouble received 18 million votes to be inducted into the Rock Hall.
Bassist Tommy Shannon was just 26 when he walked into a Houston bar and was floored by the young guitarist onstage.
"Stevie was playing,” Shannon said. “Just a like a beam of light went through my head. ‘That's where I belong.’''
... That chance meeting welcomed in a decade of music, tours, gold records and critical acclaim for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend.
Gary Clark, Jr. has been added to the performance tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 18. As previously announced, SRV's brother, Jimmie Vaughan, also will perform and John Mayer will induct SRV and the band.
Tickets to the ceremony are sold out, but there’s still space at the big-screen simulcast at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum — the only place to see the ceremony the night of the event ($22; tickets.rockhall.com). HBO will air the ceremony on May 30.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Green Day, Bill Withers, Lou Reed, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the "5" Royales and Ringo Starr all will be enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Saturday, April 18, at Cleveland's Public Hall.
It will be a bittersweet moment for Jimmie Vaughan. The pride and joy, to borrow a phrase, will be in seeing his little brother inducted. But there will also be remembrance.
Watch video of Buddy Guy jamming with Stevie Ray Vaughan on July 30, 1989, celebrating Guy's 53rd birthday at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Sir Paul McCartney will induct fellow Beatle Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder will welcome Bill Withers, Patti Smith will enshrine Lou Reed and Fall Out Boy will present Green Day when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its Class of 2015 at Public Hall on Saturday, April 18.
The Rock Hall also said that Peter Wolf, the feisty frontman for the J. Geils Band, will present the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Mayer will speak for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Booker T. and the M.G.'s guitarist Steve Cropper will induct the "5'' Royales.
The list of performers will include Vaughan's guitar-playing older brother, Jimmie, as well as Beck, Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, and John Legend. More performers will be announced closer to the date of the induction ceremony.
CLEVELAND -- At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum ... in April, items from the estate of Dallas native Stevie Ray Vaughan will join the thousands of costumes, props and assorted memorabilia in the museum’s 55,000-square-foot exhibit space.
Vaughan, the blues-rock great who died in a helicopter crash in 1990, and his band, Double Trouble, are among the 2015 class of inductees into the Hall of Fame. ... Tickets to the April 18 ceremony at Public Hall sold out in a mere five minutes in December, but there’s still space at the big-screen simulcast at the museum — the only place to see the ceremony the night of the event ($22; tickets.rockhall.com). HBO will air the ceremony on May 30.
Sunday night, we saw the 40th anniversary of the iconic NBC program Saturday Night Live. ... Exactly 29 years ago, on Feb. 15, 1986, Austin’s very own Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble appeared as the SNL musical guest.
Recently elected to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Stevie and the boys were hot up-and-comers back then, and SNL knew how to spot them. “I love that show, watch it all the time,” keyboardist Reese Wynans said, grinning. “It was great to be on it. We had a great time. We did our song, played real loud, rocked the house, it was fantastic.”
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Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees. The Rock Hall's 2015 class includes the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Bill Withers, all in the performer category.