Let's hear it for Billy Joe Armstrong for so eloquently proving the point I and others have been trying to make for years about the influence of The Stooges.
I hope that guys who wrote me every year I complained about The Stooges snub heard that list. Even if the doesn't know 80 percent of those bands.
"Well rollover Woodstock!"
Iggy sure is fun and a darn good speech way to "take the piss" out of the stuffy "musik bidness" aspect of the evening.
The MC5 is cool.
And Iggy's wife is hot, I mean cool...
Iggy looks likes he's gonna explode undressing and waiting to perform.
Oh yeah, more You Tube clips
Stooges, 1970 & TV Eye
Search & Destroy
I Wanna Be Your Dog
(aka "the hits!")
Too bad, The Weirdness was so weak as a comeback record...Maybe they'll try to record again now that James Williamson is back in the band.
Iggy's doing his street-walking cheetah thing through tuxes and evening gowns...We should all be so leathery and wiry at 62.
"Come on Rich People, come up on stage!"
"Show me your not to RICH to be COOL!"
"Let's get the upper East Side up here, Let's get the Dakota up here!"
That was awesome, almost worth the seven year wait.
...And yes, Iggy ain't poor but he's still got the gumption
Who's gonna follow that?
Oh, David Geffin...Zzzzzzzz....
Ok, his speech was kind of funny & interesting.
So really, Steve Van Zandt (inducting The Hollies) wasn't doing a whole bunch of acting as Silvio Dante' on The Sopranos..Hey, here's some old trivia.
It was at the 1997 Rock Hall of Fame that Sopranos creator David Chase saw Van Zandt inducting The Rascals and thought he'd be a a good character on his new show
âI think it was related to Bruce,â Mr. Van Zandt said. âIâd been playing consiglieri and best friend to Bruce, and this guy was the same thing to Tony Soprano. David could see that.â
-New York Times, 2007
Man, nobody toots their own generational horn like Boomers...I know lot of social and cultural changes and stuff...I'm not hatin'....just sayin'.
Here's a completely unrelated bit of news from Green Bay.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) â The most frequently stolen street sign in Green Bay isn't Lombardi Avenue, Reggie White Way or Brett Favre Pass.
The distinction goes to a short street on the city's southwest side. Its name brings to mind the helmet-style haircut of the 1980s â the cut perhaps best personified by country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus.
Mullet Place has disappeared so many times city crews have moved it higher on the street pole and out of reach.
Hey! Terry Sylvester of the Hollies (who performed at the Kent Stage a few weeks ago) is wearing jeans and an addidas t-shirt....Rock N Roll!
Carrie-Ann (with Adam Levine & Jesse Carmichael from Maroon 5)
Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) (with Pat Monahan of Train and Steven Van Zandt and a brief battle for the mic that Terry Sylvester lost)
Yep...Youtube comin' atcha
Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)