October 29th, 2009
08:18 PM ET

Tom Hanks is rocking tonight

Tom Hanks is pumped! He's producing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden tonight. While backstage, he offered up more of the  "Bachelor Party" Tom than Academy Award winner Tom, jokingly calling the press "jaded sons of a b-tch" and making reference to a movie title that I cannot repeat on a family blog.

He struck a more serious note when talking about the line-up which includes Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and Sting to name just a few. The concert is being filmed for a HBO special that will air Thanksgiving weekend. "I just did it for the all access pass," he joked. "I'm a fan, but I don't know what to say to these guys," he admitted.

The funniest moment of his quick press conference came when a reporter asked him about his favorite song of the year. He had to think about it for a second, but after his wife Rita Wilson helped him he said "ohhh Beyonce."  He couldn't remember the title, so he started flapping his hand and singing "Da da da da duh da da da" until someone helped him out by shouting "Put a Ring on It?" That was it, "and Kanye West had nothing to do with me picking that song," he concluded.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Tim

    Tired of Springsteen and his politics – glad he stopped coming to Denver. I used to never miss a show when the Boss was in town, now you couldn't pay me enough to sit through one of his shows.

    October 30, 2009 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill

    Metallica is most certainly one of the most influential metal bands of all time. One need only to listen to the current crop of heavy bands to validate their being deserving of such a statement. Now that they're in the Hall of Fame, the next band that should be inducted is one that is cited even more as a primary influence on today's bands...CHEAP TRICK!!!

    October 30, 2009 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Maria

    Metallica IS NOT the most influential band of all times.

    October 30, 2009 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. spook

    If we don't agree with Tom's producing this show, does that make us UnAmerican?

    October 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Phil Ramos

    Im surprised they havent mentioned Metallica who are the most recent inducties, they are also one of the most influential bands of all time. I cant wait to see them tear it down, still rockin after 25 years. Long Live MEtallicaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marge McCarthy

    I was wondering why Tom Hanks was in NYC. Saw him on Letterman. He is always funny. I am jealous because I would have loved to have attended that concert too. I love my concerts, am Cleveland born and never miss a Springsteen concert, but Bruce didn't come to Denver on this tour. So sad.

    October 30, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |

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