Moon Replacement Tops Absurd Moments List

0
0
Subscribe to The Who alerts

A teenager's one night stand as The Who's drummer in 1973 has topped a new poll of rock's most absurd moments.

Teenage drummer THOMAS HALPIN took over Keith Moon's drum stool when the drugged-up rocker passed out during a show in San Francisco.

Nothing came of Halpin's moment in the spotlight, after he was pulled up from the audience to play with his heroes, apart from free food backstage, the chance to meet the group and a tour jacket, which was stolen later the same night.

But now Halpin has been remembered in men's magazine FHM, as they count down the 50 Most Absurd Moments In Rock.

Editors gave the wannabe's moment of glory the edge over Madonna's steamy session with forgotten rapper Vanilla Ice in her SEX book and former Van Halen star David Lee Roth's urinating giant devil concert prop, which actually provided him with a stream of JACK DANIELS.

The top 10 is:

1. THOMAS HALPIN replacing KEITH MOON for THE WHO.

2. MADONNA's sex session with VANILLA ICE.

3. DAVID LEE ROTH's urinating devil which sprayed Jack Daniels on his audiences.

4. James Brown running from the law after going on the rampage with a shotgun.

5. Lou Reed turns Kung-Fu master.

6. Bob Dylan beats up fan AJ WEBERMAN for looting his trash.

7. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler casts his sexy daughter LIV in the group's saucy videos.

8. Black Sabbath's TONY IOMMI creates heavy metal after losing two fingertips while cutting sheet metal.

9. Michael Jackson's HISTORY statue, which he sailed down The Thames in Britain to promote the album.

10. The creation of 'alien rockers' GWAR.

13/10/2003 21:10

Contactmusic

Tags: The Who - Keith Moon - Madonna - Vanilla Ice - Van Halen - David Lee Roth - James Brown - Lou Reed - Bob Dylan - Aerosmith - Steven Tyler - Black Sabbath - TONY IOMMI - Michael Jackson - GWAR

0
0
Subscribe to The Who alerts
Advertisement

More The Who

The Who Are Releasing Their First New Song In Eight Years

It's been a long wait, but mod legends The Who are releasing their first new song in eight years. What took you so long fellas?!Daltrey...

The Who - Quadrophenia (Live In London/2013) Video

Fresh off their 2012-2013 US tour, The Who hit London and performed the title track to their legendary 1973 album 'Quadrophenia'. The band played the...

The Who - Sea And Sand (Live In London/2013) Video

The Who perform their track 'Sea And Sand' live in London following their 2012-2013 'Quadrophenia And More' tour in which they played their entire rock...

The Who Announce Anniversary Tour, Set To Be Their Last

It’s the circle of life… and rock music. Some bands have put up new albums this year, while the Who have just announced their retirement....

Advertisement

Nine Inch Nails' & David Lynch Get Creepy With 'Came Back Haunted' [Video]

Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails have teamed up with prolific filmmaker David Lynch for their new music video for 'Came Back Haunted.' After going on...

The Best And The Worst Performances In Super Bowl History (Videos)

The Super Bowl half-time entertainment shows have slowly evolved into one of the biggest deals in the entertainment industry. Get it right, get richer (you’ll...

Are The Who Going To Play Glastonbury 2013?

Now that the Coachella line-up has been revealed, the rumour mill can churn on towards the next major music festival in the western hemisphere, Glastonbury...

George Michael's Back In The Studio, But After The Olympics, Who’s Listening?

George Michael is working on a new album, according to his Twitter feed today (January 25, 2013). The pop star, who made it big in...

Advertisement

Comments

The Who Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Who

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All