Myspace Teases Web Audience with Stevie Wonder Performance That Isn't Streamed

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published February 3, 2013


Myspace fails again.

Rolling Stone Magazine reported that Stevie Wonder would be headlining a Super Bowl event at the Bud Light Hotel in New Orleans that would be streamed online at myspace's website.

We watched the full concert at Zumic Headquarters and were extremely disapointed that Stevie Wonder didn't show.  When Gary Clark Jr finished his set, he said that he'd be back with Stevie Wonder - and the two indeed performed Superstitious as an encore along with opening act Janelle Monae.  Unfortunately, the web audience couldn't see this because the Myspace video production crew decided to roll the credits, play a short clip of Flo Rida, and then play some highlights from Janelle Monae's set.

Why did this happen?  Was Stevie Wonder held up in traffic on his way to the venue?  Was there a contractual issue?  Is Myspace just incompetent?  Oh yeah, let's cut out the best part of the show!  Great idea!  Hopefully CBS will turn the Super Bowl broadcast off tomorrow if it's a close game with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter.

Well... we still had fun watching Gary Clark rip through an inspired set of blues rock that included some good slow blues, tasty Mississippi delta guitar licks, a very cool cover of Jimi Hendrix's "3rd Stone from the Sun", and a rippin' version of his signature tune "Bright Lights"

Here's the twitter timeline that led to our disapointment:




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