Country star Keith Urban stepped in for Bryan Adams after the rocker who immortalised himself with ‘Summer of 69’ tested positive for Covid and pulled out of Saturday night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Adams, reports Variety, was set to perform in a medley of songs with Christina Aguilera, Mickey Guyton and H.E.R. in honour of this year’s inductee, Tina Turner. The Canadian rock immortal was set to recreate his duet ‘It’s Only Love’ (from his 1984 album ‘Reckless’) with H.E.R., but the plan had to be abandoned. He was tested for Covid before arriving in Cleveland, Ohio, for the festivities.
All participants in the Hall of Fame ceremony were required to show a negative Covid test, regardless of vaccination status. Adams is fully vaccinated and showing no symptoms.
Urban took the stage at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to handle vocals and guitar for the planned collaboration with H.E.R. Angela Bassett, who portrayed Turner in the 1993 film ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’ (and received an Oscar nomination for the role) was on hand to induct the icon into the Hall for a second time as a solo artiste.
Aguilera sang ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ and Guyton tackled ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’