Thank you so, so, so much to Shana for sending in (she actually is a writer for the news blog and mentioned she is a huge fan of BSO!), more great reviews of No Doubt’s performance on the Kennedy Center Honors are coming in. BSO also got another shout out in the story, being called “the coolest No Doubt fansite”! Thanks Shana and the Examiner!
Examiner — The Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. is an annual celebration to honor legendary performers in the arts that recently aired on TV. This year’s honorees included Oprah Winfrey, Merle Haggard, Jerry Hernen, Bill T. Jones, and musician Sir Paul McCartney.
Many musicians paid tribute to McCartney by performing his songs for an audience that included President Obama and the First Lady. The highlight of the evening was, perhaps, No Doubt’s amazing performance of “Hello, Goodbye/Penny Lane.” The performance was a ska-influenced, bright-colored pop phenomenon that had both Julia Roberts and Sir Paul singing along. Their perky and upbeat rendition proved that No Doubt can really do it all, and it gets us excited for their new album (hopefully released in 2011!).
It’s a little disappointing, however, that CBS cut out the third song, “All My Loving,” that was to be included in their medley of Beatles songs. Overall, the performance lived up to the hype that the band generated via their twitter (they posted a ton of pictures!) a month ago when the show was taped. Did you miss the show? Don’t worry. Catch the videos and photos from the show on the coolest No Doubt fan site, wwww.beaconstreetonline.net.