Report: Keith Moon To Be A No-Show At London Olympics
April 13, 2012 at 2:59 PM (PT)
If there ever was a NOBEL PRIZE awarded for being "Out Of the Loop," that honor would have to go to some of the people working on this year's SUMMER OLYMPICS in LONDON. According to ROLLING STONE, the planners have devised an epic closing ceremony on AUGUST 12th, entitled "Symphony Of Rock," which will celebrate British pop culture. So they contacted the manager of THE WHO and asked if drummer KEITH MOON would be interested in performing in said "Symphony."
Think of it: a global stage ... playing for your country in an event that will be seen by billions around the world. What reason could anyone in their right mind have to turn down such an opportunity?
As fate would have it, MOON has a fairly good reason for not taking the gig -- he has been dead for 34 years. Specifically, he succumbed to an an accidental overdose of prescription pills in 1978.
"I e-mailed 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'," band manager BILL CURBISHLEY told the SUNDAY TIMES. "If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him."