VH1 Rock Honors
So the VH1 Rock Honors were on last night and, in a moment of weakness/boredom, I manage to catch some of it. Naturally, the show was filled with the same ostentatious crap as a lot of the other award shows from this day and age. But surprisingly, there were some pretty good performances. The first one was of Queens of the Stone Age covering Black Sabbath's "Paranoid," in tribute to Ozzy Osbourne. The second was country star Gretchen Wilson being backed-up by the surviving members of Alice in Chains to perform "Barracuda," in tribute to Heart. The Queens performance rocks, but the Wilson/Chains performance is also pretty solid. Wilson does a uncanny job emulating Ann Wilson. So, here are videos of those performances, along with some MP3's that were posted on Idolator yesterday from Queens of the Stone Age's forthcoming release, Era Vulgaris.
(Queens of the Stone Age, "Paranoid")
(Gretchen Wilson with Alice in Chains, "Barracuda")
Download: Queens of the Stone Age - "Make It Wit Chu"
Download: Queens of the Stone Age - "I'm A Designer"