Tuesday, March 25, 2008

VH1 Rock Honors - The Who

I watched the last couple of VH1 Rock Honors shows and found them kind of lacking. Seemed like the bands they chose were so past their primes that live sets trying to capture the old magic fell flat.

I am mostly remembering KISS, Def Leppard and Judas Priest. And not fondly.

However, there were shining moments, like when Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters joined Roger Taylor for a triple drum set assault version of We Will Rock You. It was also that performance that made me see that the Paul Rodgers-fronted Queen might not be such a bad idea after all.

So you never know. The jury is out.

Which brings me to today's news. VH1 announced that instead of splitting the next Rock Honors show between three bands, the whole thing will be devoted to The Who.

That could be good. I am willing to watch it, that's for sure! My money says that somehow, Eddie Vedder will be involved. Mark my words.

According to this article, the show will be filmed July 12, and aired July 17.


Barbara - Layla said...

I'll mark my calendars, sounds like it could be good. I wonder if there's a youtube video of the dave grohl/taylor hawkins/roger taylor things...that would be HOT.

Further on up the road said...

They played recently on Jules Hollands Later in the UK on the BBC and simply blew the rest of the younger acts away.