Rockers Kick Off Vote for Change Tour

Before 3,000 fans Monday night, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Keb’ Mo’ headlined the initial Vote for Change concert in Seattle, kicking off a series of musical shows that later will spotlight Bruce Springsteen.

“A vote for change is a vote for a stronger, safer, healthier America,” Raitt, 54, said in a statement after her performance. “It is our duty to this beautiful land to let our voices be heard. That’s the reason for the tour.”

Prince, Seger, Traffic Crowned in Hall

Prince was king, ZZ was tops, and the English rock-jazz fusion band stopped traffic – all this, and a salute to honorees Bob Seger and George Harrison, among others.

Eight inductees were crowned rock royalty Monday night in the Grand Ballroom of Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.