Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl
The heart of rock & roll really is still beating.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame staged its 29th annual induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back in April, and HBO will air excerpts of the event on Saturday. This year's inductees spanned six decades of music, including Nirvana, KISS, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, the E Street Band and, for the first time ever, two managers: The Beatles' Brian Epstein and The Rolling Stones' Andrew Loog Oldham.
Here are 10 highlights from the ceremony that will be shown on Saturday's special — as well as five backstage moments that viewers won't get to see:
David Bowie & Bing Crosby - "Little Drummer Boy"
Holiday entertainment isn't just about cheesy movies and TV specials, there are corny music videos too!
Yahoo Music counts down the 15 best holiday music videos of all time, from David Bowie and Bing Crosby's odd duet for MTV on "Little Drummer Boy" to boy band 'NSync's politically correct "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" and, of course, Band Aid's altruistic single "Feed the World," which showed us that, before they all became ridiculous public figures, Sting, Bono, Phil Collins, and Boy George are all really good singers.
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Phil Collins says he's contemplated suicide in recent years, deciding against it because of his children.
"I wouldn't blow my head off," he tells Rolling Stone. "I'd overdose or do something ...
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Phil Collins' daughter Lily may already be following in her dad's footsteps as a musician plus also acting and modeling but now she can add TV personality to her burgeoning list of professions. The younger Collins is slated to be the next Sway of Nickelodeon, serving as the net's first official roving entertainment correspondent.Lily Collins, 18, is studying broadcast journalism at USC, but she'll be getting on-the-job training as a roving entertainment reporter, appearing in interstitials and reporting from movie premieres and other events. How Lily will balance frat parties, football games and her new job oh wait, and maybe some homework will be tough to figure out, but luckily she can always consult her superstar dad for advice, circa 1989. Anna Dimond
Tons of kids wearing black and metal horns high. It's the VH1 Rock Honors baby, yeah! Right now, my iPod is filled with nothing but '80s music and metal. So naturally, the second annual Rock Honors was highly anticipated in the Steed household. Over the past week, I've closed my eyes to not read any reviews of the show by critics who've never gotten near a ZZ Top album. So what you read below is my opinion only. Hell, yeah!!! That phrase could describe many points during the night, so let's run it down from the beginning. I hate Nickelback! I think they are the absolute bottom of the barrel, the point at which all bad music is judged. The Mendoza Line of the music world. Naturally then, you can probably understand that when they opened this broadcast my horns slithered away. But and Lord, forgive me for saying this, but I promise this will be the only time Nickelback actually rocked. D'oh. Making that statement almost makes me vomit, but it's true. Their performance of...
Genesis will reunite for their first tour in 15 years, a 20-date trek through Europe, it was announced on Tuesday by front man Phil Collins. The "Turn It On Again" tour will open in Helsinki, Finland, on June 11, 2007, and end with a free concert in front of the Colosseum in Rome on July 14. U.S. dates will follow.... Country crooner Lee Ann Womack has secured a protective order against a man who has been stalking her for a year, says the Savannah Morning News, while Hilary Duff's own harasser, an 18-year-old who has "made physical threats" against both the teen queen and her beau, Good Charlotte's Joel Madden, has pleaded not guilty to stalking charges. A Nov. 22 hearing has been set to see if a trial is warranted.
Question: I once went to see Bruce Willis and the Accelerators perform at B.B. King's club in Times Square. My friends all said I was crazy when I recalled a (possibly made-for-cable) special Willis did called The Return of Bruno, in which he played the part of his musical alter-ego Bruno and performed some of the songs from his first album. Is this memory just wishful thinking? Will I have to foot the bill for the next club show my friends and I attend? (Yes, there's money on this one.) Many thanks.
Answer: Looks to me like it's your pals who'll be ponying up for the next outing, Sean.
The former Moonlighting costar did indeed put together an HBO special, Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno, which debuted in 1987 and was released on home video the same year. A combination of concert footage and faux documentary featuring Bruno Radolini, the fictional c
New York's MTA must not be striking after all. Old Friend David Schwimmer will make his Broadway debut in '06 in a revival of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. And this summer, American Idol 2 wannabe Josh Strickland has been cast in the lead in Phil Collins' Broadway-bound Tarzan. Good for him — he'll get to sing schmaltzy ballads after all.
Famous for his catchy pop tunes and mushy ballads, Phil Collins ruled MTV in its early years. Originally a drummer for the British band Genesis, Collins' un-rock-star-ish manner and cheeky videos helped him score solo hits like "Against All Odds," "You Can't Hurry Love" and "Sussudio." Now the diminutive Englishman — who wrapped up the U.S. leg of his farewell tour last year — has released a DVD document of his live show, entitled Finally... The First Final Farewell Tour. We got the native Londoner to chat with us about his long goodbye, the totally awesome '80s and the age of American Idol.
TVGuide.com: The DVD depicts your farewell tour, but honestly, will you go back on the road in five years?Phil Collins: I'll be 58 in five years — I don't think I'll want to be touring. We've done America, and I'm getting ready to do the rest of the world from October through December. I'm