ABBA, Stooges, Genesis Enter Rock Hall of Fame
Star-studded NYC bash also honors Jimmy Cliff, Stooges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2010 5:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – ABBA, the Stooges, the Hollies, Genesis, and Jimmy Cliff made their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night. "I'm very angry that Madonna got in before us," joked ABBA’s Anni-Frid Lyngstad; she and ex-husband Benny Andersson attended the New York ceremony while their former co-members stayed home. Another notable absence: Genesis’ first frontman, Peter Gabriel, PopEater reports. But “we've played without him for 30 years," said replacement Phil Collins. "We're used to not having him around."

The audience enjoyed performances by some inductees (Andersson played piano as Faith Hill sang an ABBA song; Iggy Pop tore his shirt off onstage) and tributes to others (Phish performed two Genesis songs). Click here for the list of non-performing inductees, including David Geffen.