The Rock Olympics

The IOC probably won’t approve, but screw ’em.  From Chill Magazine:

We’re well into the Winter Olympics and they’ve been a blast thus far. But what if to spice things up, the Russian Government put some of their overblown budget towards staging a kick-ass international Battle of the Bands? I’ve given this idea some serious thought, and have come up with eight groups from eight different nations who I’d like to see slug it out for a fictitious gold medal.Unfortunately, I’m not all that familiar with Russian music acts other than having heard of female protest punkers Pussy Riot, and of course t.A.T.u., who reunited for the opening ceremonies! I’m sure we could find something for them to do, along with PSY in honour of South Korea hosting the next winter games. The way the Olympics are going, a best band competition is no more gimmicky than some of the “sports” they’ve come up with lately, like team figure skating and the 2-man luge.

First up is Iceland represented by Bjork.  Keep reading.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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