After Beijing's impressive Olympic ceremonies in 2008, London has a lot to live up to. But resurrecting a dead rock star seems like overkill.

According to Metro, which quotes the Sunday Times, the London 2012 committee invited The Who's drummer Keith Moon to play an event for the closing ceremonies celebrating British pop culture. Unfortunately, Moon has been dead since an overdose in 1978.

The band's manager, Bill Curbishley, emailed the organizers back to say "Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who's anthemic line 'I hope I die before I get old.'" Curbishley also suggested a seance if the committee was really, well, committed to Moon's attendance.

Looks like they'll have to settle for a mediocre, prerecorded mash-up of -- rumor has it -- Adele, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Coldplay, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and, yawn, The London Symphony Orchestra.

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