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The Who, Wayne Coyne, Rainn Wilson and Brandon Boyd Hit the Red Carpet at VH1's Rock Honors

July 14, 2008 2:25 PM ET

Saturday night's Who-dedicated VH1 Rock Honors concert drew a star-studded crowd, including performers Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam and Hollywood types like Adam Sandler and David Duchovny. Rolling Stone's Jenny Eliscu and Pete Maiden caught up with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, The Office's Rainn Wilson and Brandon Boyd of Incubus and nabbed their favorite Who lyrics, a few impromptu performances and more (Coyne praised the band's "mystical freakiness"). Click above for the exclusive red-carpet video and stay tuned for even more reports from the big show.

 

Photo Gallery: VH1 Rock Honors
The Who Deliver Big at Rock Honors Tribute
Eddie Vedder Pays Tribute to the Who

For complete coverage of VH1 Rock Honors, check back at rocknrolldiary.com on Thursday July 17th. Also look for Rolling Stone correspondent Jenny Eliscu on VH1's broadcast at 9 PM ET this Thursday.

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