For those of you concerned that if MTV forgets to highlight music, everyone will, don't fear. Tonight's Fashion Rocks (recorded last week before the VMA's) was equal parts fashion and good ol' rock and roll. Tributes to Etta James, Marvin Gaye, and many other greats by today's stars including Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Duffy, Kid Rock, Chris Brown and Mary J Blige. These stars shined and sang. Host Dennis Leary even pointed out how unlike the VMA's the show was going to be, lots of music, real singing and no Britney Spears. The only scary part so far has been Debbie Harry who looked kind of like Madonna, on crack. She looked like she stuck her face out of a cab doing 90 down Sixth Ave and it stayed like that. Her vocals sounded okay though on her duet with Fergie.
Kid Rock just performed again. This time his own song "All Summer Long" which combines the backing tracks of Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London" and Lynard Skynard's "Sweet Home Alabama" an awesome song. Then afterwards he intro'd three members of the current incarnation of Lynard Skynard for a full on "Sweet Home Alabama".
More to come.