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.
I saw Bad Religion at the KROQ Weenie Roast yesterday. Bad Religion played and they were awesome. I didn’t put them in the playoffs this year, mainly because they slipped my mind, but also because I’m not sure how popular they are outside of Southern California. Here, they are punk rock legends. Real warriors and elder statesmen who continue to tour and put out great albums. They just did a 30th anniversary tour, for cryin’ out loud! I think their new stuff is pretty strong, and the crowd loved them at the concert (although they were not the headliners).
This morning on the radio, Kat Corbett (KROQ) said this is the year that goes to 11. It goes one louder. Wish I’d thought of that.