Paul Simon and John Mayer recently visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland to tape the first installment of “In Tune,” a new show on VH1. The May 14th taping in front of an invitation only audience was delayed for nearly 4 hours, as bad weather delayed Simon’s flight. The show, which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. EST, (no doubt to be repeated extensively – this is VH1) features the duo doing Simon’s “The Boy in The Bubble,” “Slip Slidin’ Away,” and “Late In The Evening” as well as Mayer’s “Daughter.”
Unfortunately, a new Simon tune taped for the show did not make the cut. The timely “Wartime Prayers” was not included because preferential treatment was given to more familiar material, according to a VH1 spokesperson. Versions of Simon’s “American Tune” and Mayer’s “Clarity” also had to be cut for time, but viewers will see solo renditions of “Homeward Bound” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland.”
Three more installments of the “In Tune” series are slated to be be taped at the rock hall, each pairing an icon with a famous younger artist.