So tired...oh, so tired. I stayed up past midnight to watch the VH1 Rock Honors show (which was AWESOME!), but I'm a little dragged out this morning.
Still, it was a great show. It started off with an impressive Queen tribute by the Foo Fighters, followed by a superb performance by Queen with Paul Rogers as frontman and both Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters joining in on drums. Man, that must have been loud!
Godsmack played a Judas Priest medley way too fast and their singer was flat on every line of "Victim of Changes" but otherwise okay. Judas Priest sounded great - better than in their most recent concert DVD. They always make me want to go out and purchase copious quantities of studded leather apparel.
The All-American Rejects, of whom I must admit I'd never heard until now, did a nice job with their Def Leppard tribute. Def Leppard was okay musicially but Joe Elliot's voice sounded fried. (His hair, on the other hand, wasn't fried at all, unlike every time I've seen him over the past several years. They must have put him in the path of a good stylist before the show.)
The apparently last-minute-replacement "Supergroup" of Rob Zombie, Scott Ian, Slash, Gilbey Clark and Tommy Lee (joined by Ace Frehley) actually sounded better playing Kiss than Kiss themselves did.
Jillian Barberie, the host of the pre-show, is my new hero for unhesitatingly mentioning her age (39) during her interview with the All-American Rejects, who are probably young enough to be her kids.
Anyway, I need to get cleaned up and off to work. I had weird dreams all morning long and some of them included work I need to do today, which is a hint that I can use all the head start I can get.