You now have two opportunities to see Rob Thomas pay tribute to two acts he enjoyed in the ’80s: Prince and Chicago.
First, Prince. Rob is a huge fan of the late music legend, who died last week at age 57 — so much so that he’s risked becoming the butt of endless jokes by posting a video of himself singing the Prince song “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man” with one of his first bands, Tidal Wave.
The video features a young Rob rocking 1980s shorts, an oversized t-shirt and a haircut reminiscent of George Michael in WHAM!’s heyday while singing the song onstage to a seemingly empty room. Rob captioned the video, “The hair. The moves. So so much.”
As for Chicago, earlier this month, Rob inducted the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and spoke backstage about how all he needed to get laid in high school was to put on one of the band’s romantic 1980s hits, like “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.”
During the ceremony, he argued against Chicago’s image as a soft rock band by saying, “When Jimi Hendrix met them for the first time, he told them that their guitar player Terry [Kath] was better than him. That, kids, is bad-a**. So if you think Chicago is your mom’s band, then man… I wanna party with your mom!”
You can watch his induction speech Saturday night when HBO airs the Hall of Fame ceremony, and you’ll also see him join the band onstage for a version of “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is.” Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Deep Purple and rap pioneers N.W.A. were also inducted. Tune in at 8 p.m. ET.
And to bring things full circle, Newsday reports that the telecast ends with a tribute to Prince, who was inducted in 2004.
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