Here is comedian/musician Rick Miller singing Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” with twenty-five spot on impressions of twenty-five very distinct (a nice way of saying annoying) voices of rock & roll. Some of the impressions he does include Bob Dylan, Jon Bon Jovi, Barney (yes, the dinosaur), Tom Petty, Ozzy Osbourne, and Axel Rose. Miller is talented, hilarious, and he kind of looks like Prince, so I’m counting that as his twenty-sixth impression.
Each year the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts a group of worthy musical acts, and this year’s class has some big names. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, The Beastie Boys, Donovan, The Small Faces (otherwise known as The Faces, which included Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood), and Laura Nyro will all be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The award ceremony will be held on April 14 and will be televised on HBO sometime in May.
This is an impressive group of musicians, but what I’m looking forward to the most is the possibility of a Guns N’ Roses reunion. The band members have been talking over the years about getting back together – the original lineup hasn’t played together since 1990 – and this ceremony might be all the band needs to bury the hatchet and get back together. Let’s see if Axel Rose and Slash can actually kiss and make up though.
In order to be eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the music act must have released its first record at least twenty-five years ago.