In light of the recent demise of Michael Jackson, it might be time to update a former post concerning the best line-up of dead musicians in heaven if St Peter ever decided to give Jesus a Happy Birthday concert.
Harking back a few years, i had Ron Wilson of the Safari's on drums purely on the strength of the excellent drumming in the song 'Wipe Out.
The bass player was Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy, rhythm guitar was handed to Joe Strummer and lead to Jimi Hendrix with a warning to not do any of that weird feedback crap or he was out.
It was the choice of Freddie Mercury as front man that caused the debate. If it was down to me i would have told St Peter to go with the ultimate in cool Kurt Cobain but Freddie was undeniably more of a showman and had a great voice so i grudgingly handed him the mic and mumbled things about Sun City under my breath.
By all accounts they have been doing quite well, with the songs 'Sympathy for the Devil', 'Highway to Hell' and 'Friend of the Devil' being particular crowd pleasers but the question has to be asked, should Jackson now replace Freddie as the man front and centre of the best band in heaven?
Jacko had the dance moves while Freddie seemed to just run about a lot in spandex and do that trademark punch thing and vocally, the mustachioed one wins hands down so i wouldn't change the line up at all.
Maybe as a welcome gift to Jacko we can get them to play his 'Heaven Can Wait' single for him. I'm sure he'd appreciate that.