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Still smokin' hot: Prince's blazing guitar solo at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

It's the eve of the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which goes down on Saturday night, April 14th, in Cleveland.

Announced performers include Guns 'n' Roses, The Beastie Boys, Donovan, The Small Faces and Laura Nyro. And HBO will present a three-hour telecast of the event on May 5th.

All involved will be hard-pressed to top Prince, who celebrated his 2004 induction with a blow-away guitar solo tied to fellow inductee George Harrison's "As My Guitar Gently Weeps." Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and George's lookalike son, Dhani, also were on stage. At the end, Prince simply disengaged from his guitar and walked away. It's hard to be humble when you've just ripped the lid off the place.

The video below joins the performance in progress, just as Prince heats up. And the sound quality is superb.

Let's also note that former WFAA8 anchor Macie Jepson, now with Cleveland's WEWS-TV, is among those chronicling Saturday's big event in downtown Cleveland.

"We're streaming our Rock n Roll Hall of Fame special LIVE tonight (Friday)," she says on her Facebook page. Check it out! Excited to be a part of it with the NewsChannel5 team!"

Good for her. And now on with the show (below):