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Olympics Asks Keith Moon To Rise From The Grave

We can only guess that the organizers of this year’s summer Olympics in London aren’t exactly rock music aficionados.

According to the British magazine Metro, the event planners recently contacted The Who’s manager Bill Curbishley to ask if Keith Moon would be available to perform during the festivities. Of course, Moon died from a drug overdose on September 7, 1978.

“I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who’s anthemic line ’I hope I die before I get old,’” Curbishley explained. “If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”

And as long as we’re on the subject, be sure to check back to DRUMmagazine.com the week of April 22–28, when we feature an entire week of Keith Moon, with interviews, gear, lessons, and much more.

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  • Given KM’s – “the madman of the skins” – reputation for being able to proverbially wake the dead with his unorthodox, ferocious, and bombastic drumming, the London Olympics Committee seeking an Olympian, pulling-oneself-by-one’s-own-bootstraps effort to highlight the Summer Games may not seem that unreasonable.