Saturday, September 6, 2008

'Muppet Band' To Open For Deep Purple

This will be a first, proving that truth is indeed sometimes stranger than fiction
: The Israeli muppet-style group Red Band has been chosen as the opening act for the English rock legends Deep Purple when they perform in Tel Aviv next
next Tuesday (September 9).

Red Band is a fictional rock band made entirely of muppet-like dolls currently starring in their own rockumentary style television show on Israeli cable. The band is made to appear as one of Israel's early rock pioneers of the 1970's, which abruptly disappeared and is reunited on the television show.

Red Band were chosen out of 15 other performers who competed for the position.

One of the main reasons for the final choice made by the show's producers (and, apparently, Deep Purple's managers) is due to the programme's slogan, 'Rock'n'roll is back, and in purple' – referring to the fictional band's purple-hued lead singer, confusingly named Red.

1 comment:

John Sposato said...

And I though the Gorillaz was something else!

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