Alt-Rock Gods Pay Tribute to the Ultimate Pop Legends
Jack Black wasn't the only alterna-rock acolyte to
stand out at the ceremony over the years. Way back in 1994, Dave Grohl joined Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli (pictured), R.E.M.'s Mike Mills ... moreand Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner under the guise of
the Backbeat Band, who provided the soundtrack for the Beatles-inspired film "Backbeat" and made a singular live appearance at
that June's Movie Awards. The supergroup blasted through a fiery run
of "Money" and "Long Tall Sally." But their performance sparked with extra
resonance, as the show was taped only a few months in the wake of Kurt Cobain's suicide.