— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on March 3 at 1:42PM

RuttlesBilly Joel may be slated to finish off Shea Stadium’s rock and roll history, but things could change.

Word is, The Rutles might reunite. Their groundbreaking gig at Che Stadium can only be described as indescribable. If Dirk, Nasty, Stig and Barry chose to reconquer the U.S., surely Joel would back down for history’s sake.

I came across this Rutles release today:

March sees the 30th anniversary of the premiere of the Rutles film "All You Need Is Cash".

To celebrate this landmark occasion - the Mods & Rockers Film Festival is very proud to present the official 30th anniversary celebration of The Rutles!

Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Ricky Fataar and John Halsey (Dirk, Nasty, Stig, & Barry respectively) will be the guests of honor at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre on Monday March 17th 2008 for the celebrations.

There will be a screening of the original 1978 version of the film. There will also be a treasure trove of Rutles rarities that will be presented at the event including the rarely-seen 1975 British TV skit that inspired the film, Rutles-related footage from "Saturday Night Live" and highlights from the 2003 film "Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch".

The Rutles will partake in a Q&A after the film. And the evening may also feature a couple of musical surprises!




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