Tonight, a sold-out crowd of 6,000 lucky fans watched The Who play an intimate, hour-long set of their most memorable songs at UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion. Incubus, Pearl Jam, The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters and Tenacious D also took the stage and paid tribute to The Who by covering some of the band’s biggest hits. In addition to rockers, stars like David Duchovny, Rainn Wilson, Mila Kunis, Sean Penn and Adam Sandler were on hand to honor the most explosive band in rock.
Highlights of VH1’s 2008 Rock Honors included:
Gaz Coombes of Supergrass joining Foo Fighers on stage for “Bargain.”
Rainn Wilson from The Office as the pinball wizard (“from Scranton down to Fresno, I must’ve played ‘em all”).
Wayne Coyne getting passed around the audience in an inflatable space ball.
Mila Kunis and her dress.
Tenacious D?s acoustic version of “Squeeze Box.”
Pearl Jam accompanied by a ten-piece string section on “Love, Reign O’er Me.”
Adam Sandler?s musical intro of The Who (to the tune of ?Magic Bus?).
Roger Daltrey?s trademark “Won?t Get Fooled Again” scream.
Jeremy Piven?s date might deserve an honorable mention. (No image available, unfortunately.)
Tune in to VH1 on Thursday July 17 at 9PM ET to see the entire show (and see it in HD on MHD) and check out VH1.com throughout the week to see sneak preview performances from Foo Fighters and The Who as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes interviews hosted by Rainn Wilson from The Office. After Thursday’s show, VH1.com will feature exclusive The Who songs that didn’t air on TV.
Full set list and rundown after the jump …
David Duchovny (introduction)
Foo Fighters ? ?Young Man Blues?
Foo Fighters with Gaz Coombes ? ?Bargain?
Rainn Wilson (introducing the Flaming Lips) The Flaming Lips ? Medley from “Tommy”
Mila Kunis (introducing Incubus)
Incubus ? “I Can See for Miles”
Incubus ? “I Can’t Explain”
Tenacious D ? “Squeeze Box”
Sean Penn (introducing Pearl Jam)
Pearl Jam ? “Love, Reign O?er Me”
Pearl Jam ? “The Real Me”
Adam Sandler (introducing The Who)
The Who ? “Baba O?Riley”
The Who ? “The Seeker”
The Who ? ?Who Are You?
The Who ? ?Behind Blue Eyes?
The Who ? ?Two Thousand Years?
The Who ? “You Better You Bet”
The Who ? “My Generation”
The Who ? “Won?t Get Fooled Again”
The Who ? ?Tea & Theatre?
— Tony Carbone