Olympics Call Upon Keith Moon
2012-04-14 by andcas | 39 Comments

Keith Moon, notorious ex-drummer of The Who, has been dead since 1978 but those in charge of the 2012 London Olympics must have not received the memo. Organizers sent out a personal request to the band, via email, asking if Moon would be ever so kind as to be a guest performer for the crowd in attendance. Bill Curbishley, who was lucky enough to be the first to read over the invitation, decided to have a little fun with the mistaken information.

Curbishley playfully wrote back, “Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to The Who's anthemic line 'I hope I die before I get old'.” In being the generous fellow that he is, Curbishley did offer to get the rest of the gang together around a candlelit table for an séance to summon Moon’s spirit. Until they are successful in making contact it looks like the festivities will just have to settle for the remaining members in his place.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/olympics-organizers-ask-keith-moon-to-play-closing-ceremony-20120413

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Satellite
April 14th 2012

19929 Comments


read this earlier. good stuff.

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Eclecticist
April 14th 2012

3863 Comments


inb4 Shuyin ruins thread by saying something about Cannibal Corpse

static2dope
April 14th 2012

898 Comments


nice avatar bro

Eclecticist
April 14th 2012

3863 Comments


Me?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2012

30320 Comments


Meanwhile Nate Dogg is still scheduled to play at Coachella

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2012

30320 Comments


No

http://www.factmag.com/2012/04/12/nate-dogg-to-perform-at-coachella-from-beyond-the-grave/

Satellite
April 14th 2012

19929 Comments


Dr. Dre didn’t want to leave Nate out of his and Snoop’s headline performance at the West Coast festival, and will incorporate his old friend and collaborator into the set via hologram.

*head explodes*

Satellite
April 14th 2012

19929 Comments


who?

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2012

4339 Comments


2012 Olympic Committee: "....What he's dead? Damn. Oh well, let's give Jimi Hendrix a call, maybe he'll want to attend."

SCREAMorphine
April 14th 2012

1712 Comments


Aha great

CaptainDooRight
April 14th 2012

26555 Comments


can we get randy rhodes to cruz too

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newjunkaesthetic93
April 14th 2012

1871 Comments


I read this earlier and laughed so hard. How come people so retarded get put in charge of big stuff like this?

taylormemer
April 14th 2012

4887 Comments


Olympic committee don't know how to rock hard.

CaptainDooRight
April 14th 2012

26555 Comments


"How come people so retarded get put in charge of big stuff like this?"

government

Recspecs
April 14th 2012

9811 Comments


The Olympics need to book Skillet.

WeepingBanana
April 14th 2012

9902 Comments


this is great

FearThyEvil9
April 14th 2012

11404 Comments


This is hysterical.

DAVECATAZ
April 14th 2012

101 Comments


Tupac is going to be "hologram'd" as well.

Satellite
April 14th 2012

19929 Comments


too soon

Adabelle
April 14th 2012

4170 Comments


ENGLAND WOOOO

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2012

20280 Comments


I'm in South America for the whole duration of the olympics being held in my home city, oh well

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2012

20830 Comments


I believe they are also holding the athletics on the Thames, weightlifting at Wembley Stadium & Diving at Old Trafford. C. Ronaldo is favoured for the Gold in the latter.

DaisyHill
April 14th 2012

166 Comments


"I'm in South America for the whole duration of the olympics being held in my home city, oh well"

i get the feeling that this was intentional, and tbh i really dont blame you.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2012

20280 Comments


I knew it would coincide when I made the choice to go there, but I didn't decide specifically to get away from the olympics

BonRurgundy
April 14th 2012

342 Comments


Boris will cock it up somehow anyway. I can't wait for the train wreck of ceremonies.

sixdegrees
April 14th 2012

15785 Comments


I tried to think of a joke here, but the article is it's own joke.

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2012

16126 Comments


I guess their idea of having Keith Moon and John Bonham drum solo dueling is half ruined.


owait

Recspecs
April 14th 2012

9811 Comments


"I believe they are also holding the athletics on the Thames, weightlifting at Wembley Stadium & Diving at Old Trafford. C. Ronaldo is favoured for the Gold in the latter."

Haha, give Suarez the Silver.

DuMont
April 14th 2012

84 Comments


This could be straight out of The Thick Of It

BallsToTheWall
April 14th 2012

44164 Comments


Meanwhile Terry Schiavo's still on life support.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2012

20280 Comments


This could be straight out of The Thick Of It

love that show

Spec
April 14th 2012

26846 Comments


Get John Bonham in there and it's a party.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2012

23671 Comments


Beethoven to perform at Rio 2016. You heard it here first.

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IMZA1793
April 14th 2012

843 Comments


what a fail, but the response was awesome

Sirob
April 15th 2012

2653 Comments


had a feeling this would be an andcas article

Captain North
April 15th 2012

6743 Comments


I was in London for the Sydney Olympics, now I'm in Sydney for these.

MoosechriS
April 15th 2012

4647 Comments


sheer genius, i knew the planning comittee was shit but this just confirms it hahaha

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MO
April 16th 2012

17407 Comments


good shit

Killerhit
April 16th 2012

4557 Comments


Maybe they should have freddy mercury perform

thing of a lifetime



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