Word on the street is that Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel) is shopping a TV series. He and Jim Piddock are pitching a mostly improvised series (think “Curb Your Enthusiasm“) called “Family Tree” starring Chris O’Dowd who tries to track down his real family. They are shopping it around to commercial-free networks like HBO, Showtime and Netflix. (more…)
Tonight’s rebroadcast of the RnRHoF Induction will take on a more profound meaning with yesterday’s passing of MCA. I won’t be watching because I don’t have HBO and I’ll be at The KROQ Wennie Roast with Garbage, Pennywise, Silversun Pickups, (and Incubus & Coldplay — watch the webcast here). I’ll be at the Heal the Bay booth, promoting this group is one of the beneficiaries. Then I’ll get to see some of the performers. I imagine there will be several tributes tonight.
But the Huffington Post put up a short clip of The Beastie Boys induction speech. The clip that follows is The Roots and other luminaries playing tribute to the boys (I couldn’t embed them). Worth watching.