The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame turns 25 this year, and past inductees like U2 will perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City to celebrate.
Bono and the boys are set to close out the two-night celebration on Friday, and the iconic U2 frontman admits he’s rather nervous about the gig.
"It's not like it's on television or anything, and there's nobody else playing on the same stage, so there's no pressure," Bono joked to the L.A. Times.
The Irish rock band will share the stage with acts like Aretha Franklin and Metallica, while Thursday night’s lineup includes Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Each star act will be paired up with one of their elder influences, and perform classic hits by icons such as Elvis and Roy Orbison.
According to reports, an unannounced icon from the 1960s is scheduled to perform alongside U2, and Bono is anxious to schedule in some more rehearsal time for the special moment in music history.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame anniversary celebration is meant to broaden the organization’s appeal amidst concerns that American rock is a dying breed of music.
The L.A. Times asked Bono if he thought the glory days of rock and the hall of fame in the past.
The Irishman responded that there are still a long list of incredible acts to take the rock reigns and be inducted in the upcoming years.
Artists become eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.
For Bono, the late 2000s is a milestone for the hall, being that the pioneers of hip hop from the 1980s are just becoming eligible.
"Public Enemy, for instance, needs to go straight in," he said. "That's as important a moment as the Beatles. It changed popular culture for the next 25 years, and it was important as the Beatles."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame anniversary celebration will air on HBO on November 29.