His ’04 Rock And Roll H.O.F. Performance Has Been Trending Recently
Prince, or “the artist formerly known as,” is a musician with a wide range of creative talents.
More often known for his flamboyant stage presence, wide vocal range and hyper-sexuality, many people tend to overlook the fact that he was also a pretty talented guitarist.
And his talents as a showman and a guitarist were on full display at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions show – the same year Prince was inducted alongside George Harrison and other highly notable acts.
Alongside the likes of Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others, Prince and the all-star group performed the Beatles hit song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
With his grandiose stage presence and his monster confidence, Prince starts playing guitar about halfway through the show and absolutely takes the stage over.
His epic 3-minute solo lights the stage on fire while he shreds some guitar, at one point even leaning backwards off of the stage onto an assistants hands while still playing.
He caps off his memorable performance by tossing his guitar into the air and walking away without ever catching it, giving the appearance on camera that his guitar “disappeared.”
We think in actuality his same assistant who aided him in leaning off the stage also caught his guitar, but it’s still a great moment to finish an even greater performance.