Tonight the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame caps off their American Music Masters Series week honoring rock and roll icon Chuck Berry with an all-star concert.
Among the scheduled performers and Rock Hall Inductees Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers), Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (Run DMC), Merle Haggard, David Johansen (New York Dolls/Buster Poindexter), Rick Derringer ("Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo"), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and many others.
Channel 3 will be streaming live interviews with many of the performers from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. here on wkyc.com.
6:36pm - Our live interviews are now over. Check back tomorrow for a photo gallery from tonight's show.
6:26pm - Earl Slick who played with David Bowie is hopping into the chair.
6:00pm -And now... Darryl "DMC" McDaniels!
5:37pm - For our friends in St. Louis, DJ Charlie Chan is getting in the hot seat.
5:33 - Brief break. Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead was going to come down here for an interview, but we ended up going to his dressing room instead. Now we're waiting for Darryl "DMC" McDaniels from Run D.M.C.
4:58pm - Stepping onto our "Set" now, Melina Moye who has opened for Robin Thicke, Boyz II Men and Journey.
4:37pm - In the seat now, Joe Bonamassa who played the 2012 Induction ceremony at Public Hall.
4:17pm - We're live with Ernie Isley!
3:53pm - Looks like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ernie Isley, The Isley Brothers, will be our next interview.
3:43pm - We're interviewing John Fullbright.
3:29pm - Just wrapped interview with Rick Derringer. Next up Vernon Reid who many may remember from Living Colour.
3:07pm - Pulling the plug on Ray Benson because Rick Derringer is on his way.
2:53pm - Ray Benson from Asleep at the Wheel is now helping us bide time until our next LIVE interview. Ray took part in the 2009 tribute to Janis Joplin.
2:49pm - We're streaming an interview with Rock and Roll Hall of fame Inductees Gregg Rollie and Michael Carabello whi were inducted as part of Santana. they took part in the Janis Joplin tribute back in 2009.
2:12pm - We have a bit of a break before our next interview which we're hoping is Ohio's own Rick Derringer who sang "Hang on Sloopy" when he was in the McCoys and is probably best known to non-Buckeyes for "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo." While we wait, we're going to play back interviews from the Rock Hall's 201o tribute to Janis Joplin. First up, Susan Tedeschi.
2:00pm - Just finished up with Rosie Flores and walking into the room is Ronnie Hawkins.
1:40pm- Rosie Flores sound check is over and she's on her way here for an interview.
1:09pm - Change of plans. Rosie Flores will be our first interview. Flores is a reknowned guitarist who was voted one of the "75 Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time" by Venus Zine. She's appeared on Austin City Limits and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
1:03pm - Still waiting on Merle who is performing his sound check right now. We are at the artist's mercy in interview situations like this. And that's fine by us.
12:40 pm - We're up streaming live form the basement of the State Theater at Playhouse Square where we're awaiting our first scheduled interview of the day.... Merle Haggard at 12:45 pm.