photo manipulation by nacrowe
came across recently this LONG-FORGOTTEN LIVE PERFORMANCE series that MTV AUSTRALIA put on back at the turn of the millennium called COLD LIVE AT THE CHAPEL. over its three seasons there were performances by the likes of COLDPLAY, THE DANDY WARHOLS, FOO FIGHTERS, NEIL FINN, GOOD CHARLOTTE, THE LIVING END and BEN FOLDS among others.
its interesting watching DAVE GROHL sharply dressed playing in a suit. the story goes that he got arrested driving drunk on a SLOW scooter after a traveling festival gig for BIG DAY OUT. he ended up pleading no contest and had to have a suit to wear to court, thus the suit on this filmed episode in the early 2000s. with that scooter conviction still on his record, GROHL apparently to date has to explain such to customs officials every time he has entered for the past 20 years. pretty RIDICULOUS.
for me, a live performance series like this is INTERESTING in that it is a snapshot of what television producers thought was MARKETABLE at the time, including LAMER acts i chose not to embed videos of including NICKELBACK, TRAIN, WHEATUS, FUEL, TONIC and LIVE. some of this aged well and others not so much. definitely worth checking out though.