April 13, 2012


London 2012 Olympics Asks Keith Moon to Perform but He Died in 1978

Although it seems like dead performers coming back in holographic form is all the rage right now (holographic Tupac and Nate Dogg are playing Coachella for example), that wasn't exactly what the 2012 London Olympics had in mind when they sought The Who's drummer Keith Moon for a performance at the summer games this year. The problem, obviously, is that he died from a prescription drug overdose in 1978.

Olympic Organizers reportedly emailed The Who's manager to inquire about Keith Moon's availability, and the manager "emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to The Who's anthemic line 'I hope I die before I get old.' If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him."

That actually sounds like an awesome performance, right? Olympic organizers and Who management trying to summon Keith Moon's spirit in a spooky ceremony? Let us know whether you'd like to see that or a performance from the band's remaining living members in the comments below! I'd definitely prefer the ceremony.