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Vh1’s Rock Honors: The Who took place tonight in Los Angeles at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. A sold-out crowd of 6,000 lucky fans watched The Who play an intimate hour-long set of their most memorable songs.
Incubus, Pearl Jam, The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters and Tenacious D also performed. Each of these bands took the stage to pay tribute to The Who by covering some of their biggest hits. Also on hand to honor the most explosive band in rock were stars like David Duchovny, Rainn Wilson, Mila Kunis, Sean Penn, and Adam Sandler.
Highlights of the evening included:
Gaz Coombes of Supergrass joining Foo Fighers on stage for “Bargain:”
Rainn Wilson from The Office as the pinball wizard (”from Scranton down to Fresno, I must’ve played ‘em all”).
Wayne Coyne getting passed around the audience in an inflatable space ball.
Tenacious D’s acoustic version of “Squeeze Box.”
Pearl Jam accompanied by a ten piece string section on “Love Reign O’er Me.”
Adam Sandler’s musical intro of The Who (to the tune of “Magic Bus”).
Roger Daltrey’s trademark “Won’t Get Fooled Again” scream.
Jeremy Piven’s date might deserve an honorable mention.
Most importantly, no guitars were smashed!
Tune in to Vh1 on Thursday July 17 at 9PM ET to see the entire show (and see it in HD on MHD). Check out Vh1.com throughout the week leading up to the premiere to see sneak preview performances from Foo Fighters and The Who. Also, visit Vh1.com to see exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews hosted by Rainn Wilson from “The Office.” And after the show on Thursday, go to vh1.com to see exclusive The Who songs that didn’t air on TV.
Full set list and rundown after the jump …
David Duchovny (introduction)
Foo Fighters – “Bargain”
Foo Fighters w Gaz Coombes – “Young Man Blues”
Rainn Wilson (introducing the Flaming Lips) The Flaming Lips – Medley from “Tommy”
Mila Kunis (introducting Incubus)
Incubus – “I can see for miles”
Incubus – “I can’t explain”
Tenacious D – “Squeeze Box”
Sean Penn (introducing Pearl Jam)
Pearl Jam – “Love Reign O’er Me”
Pearl Jam – “The Real Me”
Adam Sandler (introducing The Who)
The Who – “Baba O’Reilly”
The Who – “The Seeker”
The Who – “Who Are You”
The Who – “Behind Blue Eyes”
The Who – “Two Thousand Years”
The Who – “You Better You Bet”
The Who – “My Generation”
The Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
The Who – “Tea and Theate