So in case you didn't know, and honestly you probably didn't, the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Show is on Monday night. Although the Hall Of Fame has basically screwed itself over the past few years by not inducting groups and singers it should have and thus removing itself from any kind of hope that you will find the show live on television anywhere, it has always promised one thing. That unless someone is close to death, dead, or the biggest asshole in the world, they will play live at their induction ceremony. Apparently no one told Madonna this, and so she just plans to put her smug ass right down in a chair and let Justin "I'm A Big Ass Too" Timberlake introduce her and induct her and blather on and on about how wonderful she is.
So, who on earth is going to sing a medley of Madonna songs? Why Iggy Pop of course. Now I know we all love Iggy and if he sings Like A Virgin or Material Girl I think we will all laugh our asses off, but let us also ask why Mr. Pop is not in the Hall of Fame. Let us ask ourselves why we went from the 60's to the 80's in one swoop with these inductions. Where are all those 70's artists and disco pioneers who made us try to forget that the 70's were really a crappy decade despite what a television show based in Wisconsin would have you believe.
This induction show is so bad that unless you are one of the four people who has VH1 Classic you won't be able to watch this show until March 22nd and then only on VH1. That is a Saturday by the way, so I am sure you will stay at home that Saturday night and hang out with the kids watching Madonna look haughty with her fake accent, and teeth and face that seem to get more haggard by the week.
Is performing in front of your peers for free that shameful? Is it just the fact that you are performing for free that you detest? I thought music was supposed to bring the world together. So, instead on the show performing you have Iggy (not in the Hall) Patti LaBelle (not in the Hall) Lou Reed (In the Hall, but doing Leonard Cohen music so you never know) and John Mellencamp. Yes, John is getting inducted, and guess what? He is actually going to perform, and he is bringing Billy Joel with him and trying to get others to come so that way Madonna and her band of sycophants don't ruin the entire thing for everyone there.
Below is a great video from one of the ceremonies with Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin performing together.