Madonna is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday night, but unlike every other living artist that has been awarded this honor, Madonna is refusing to perform. Fox News says:
Madonna is either too busy or too famous to perform at Monday night’s New York dinner for Jann Wenner’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wenner must have lost his touch. In the old days, he could make inductees do anything. Instead, sources say, the Kabbalah-loving, recently refreshed Material Mom will just show up, get toasted by Justin Timberlake and be serenaded by rock/punk legend Iggy Pop on some of her hits.”
Ironically, Iggy Pop was in the band The Stooges, who released their first album in 1969 and are hailed as one of the first bands to issue in a new genre of music – a little something called “punk rock”. Many consider Fun House and Raw Power to be two of the greatest albums of all time. They are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So, just so we’re clear, the lead singer of one of the most influential punk bands of all time has to prance around stage singing songs about gay dances and pushing love over the borderline. Awesome. Maybe they can also dress him up in a kangaroo costume or drop a boulder on his head. You know, just to make sure he’s fully covered on the embarrassment front.
Update: More on Madonna’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony here.
A few of these are NSFW:
Update: Katie sent us Madonna’s new single. It’s called “4 minutes” and it features Justin Timberlake and is produced by Timbaland. Check it out here.