Band to be musical guest for an entire week on David Letterman. The 5 day residency, from March 2-6, will coincide with the release of the band’s new album, No Line On The Horizon. Does U2 really need any more publicity? Give some new, young bands a chance. Oh wait, all new, young bands suck ass.
Jimmy Page helped close out the Beijing 2008 Olympics as he and other brits were handed the torch ceremoniously for the 2012 Olympic Games in London yesterday. Pagey popped out of a Transformers looking double decker bus playing Whole Lotta Love, while Beyonce, I mean Leona Lewis sang the vocals of a very PC version of the song. While this travesty was going on “English People” were apparently doing “English Things” to remind us that the Olympics are in England next. This garbage ended with David Beckham kicking a soccer ball into the crowd, RockHeap vomited then turned off the telly.
VH-1 honored The Who at the latest incarnation of Rock Honors. This show makes as much sense as MTV’s VMAs, considering both channels have forsaken music for lame ass reality shows. The basic idea behind this garbage is to have some contemporary bands who are Who fans play a few songs, while a couple of douchebag actor’s introduce the acts, and then The Who performs.
While Foo Fighters captured the fierceness of The Who with their set and the Flaming Lips set personified The Who’s theatricality, but let’s be real, the only reason to show up to this party was Pearl Jam. Paying tribute to Quadrophenia, PJ ripped throw Love Reign o’er Me and The Real Me. They proved yet again why they are the heir apparent to The Who and why they are the greatest rock band out today.
Prog Rock Gods, Rush, were guests on The Colbert report last night. Check out the hilarious interview below followed by a ripping Tom Sawyer. Also posted below is the intro. to the show with some Rush-themed hilarity.