There could be potent chemistry in the air at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions show this year. And that chemistry might incorporate both friendship and friction. It’s no secret that R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe is a massive Patti Smith fan. He’s often said that her Horses disc changed his life. Bet those two are sharing a mic by evening’s end.
But there could be some sparks between the boys in Van Halen. After titillating fans with the news of a forthcoming reunion tour that features David Lee Roth up front, the guys have hit the brakes – seems the camaraderie (or the compensation?) has yet to reach the necessary levels. Evidently “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” is a title that still has resonance.
Get the TIVO warmed up: the March 12 show will be shown live on VH1 Classic. Get psyched by watching videos and checking pics of all the inductees. And answer this question: what song do you think the group is going to jam on at the end?