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Rock history was made at N.Y.’s Radio City Music Hall for director David Lynch’s tribute to Transcendental Meditation, where Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr played together on-stage for the first time in almost seven years.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions in Cleveland, Paul and Ringo in N.Y., ACM Awards in Vegas
It was that kind of weekend.

Cleveland finally had something to celebrate, two Beatles played together, the Academy of Country Music Awards were handed out, and a pair of paparazzi got shot at Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s wedding in Costa Rica. That’s not to mention the NCAA basketball tournament is down to it Final Two, North Carolina and Michigan State, the baseball season got underway and Farrah Fawcett is hospitalized. Just another day at the TMZ.com office.

In Cleveland, Metallica, Jeff Beck, Run-D.M.C., hometown hero Bobby Womack, Wanda Jackson and Little Anthony and the Imperials were honored during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 24th annual induction ceremony, the first one in that city for 12 years. For the first time, the show was telecast live on the Fuse network, which culminated in the traditional closing jam, with Jackson, Beck, Ron Wood (who inducted Womack), Little Anthony and the Imperials and others teaming up for "Jailhouse Rock," while Metallica, Beck, Jimmy Page (who inducted Beck), Wood and Aerosmith's Joe Perry joined forces on "Train Kept A-Rollin'.” Flea introduced Metallica, while Eminem did the honors for Run-D.M.C., remarking, “Two turntables and a microphone… If you grew up on hip-hop like I did, they are the Beatles.” Check out the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s full account here.

Meanwhile, rock history was made at N.Y.’s Radio City Music Hall for director David Lynch’s tribute to Transcendental Meditation, where Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr played together on-stage for the first time in almost seven years. The two sang “With a Little Help from My Friends,” “Cosmically Conscious” and “I Saw Her Standing There” with an all-star band that included Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder, Donovan and Beach Boy Mike Love for the David Lynch Foundation’s “Change Begins Within” benefit to teach TM to one million children around the world. The last time the two played together was at a tribute to George Harrison in 2002. Other musical highlights included Vedder and Ben Harper teaming up for a cover of Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure,” while Crow and Harper delivered a take on Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord.” Also on hand were Jerry Seinfeld and a surprisingly subdued Howard Stern, long a big supporter of TM.

At the MGM Grand in Vegas, Carrie Underwood captured the Entertainer of the Year at the ACM Awards on CBS, the first female act to win the honor since the Dixie Chicks did it back in 2000 and only the seventh to do so in the show's nearly four-decade existence.

Underwood, who also won Top Female Vocalist, broke Kenny Chesney's four-year win streak in the Entertainer of the Year category, one short of tying Alabama's record of five in a row.

Taylor Swift’s Fearless won Album of the Year, with Brad Paisley named Male Vocalist of the Year, Jamey Johnson nabbing Song of the Year; Sugarland Vocal Duo, Dancing with the Stars champ Julianne Hough Top New Artist.

There were some politically charged moments in the performances, including Single of the Year winner Trace Adkins’ “’Til the Last Shot’s Fired,” his salute to U.S. troops, and John Rich’s “Shuttin’ Detroit Down,” an angry screed about the current economic meltdown.

Other performances included Miley Cyrus; Heidi Newfield singing "Johnny and June," inspired by the late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, around an appropriate ring of fire; and Underwood in a burgundy dress that seemed to take up most of the stage.

Finally, tonight is the NCAA showdown between favorite North Carolina and sentimental hometown choice Michigan State, while the Mets hope to avoid three straight meltdowns, opening the baseball season in Cincinnati against the Reds.

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