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They join previously announced tribute bands Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and The Flaming Lips.

[via press release from VH1]

Incubus and Tenacious D Join 'VH1 Rock Honors' Lineup with Appearances by Rainn Wilson


'VH1 Rock Honors: The Who' Premieres Thursday, July 17 at 9pm* on VH1, VH1 Classic and MHD

NEW YORK, June 26 -- Grammy nominated alternative rock band Incubus and comedy-rock duo Tenacious D featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass join previously announced tribute bands Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and The Flaming Lips as they perform at the network's third annual "VH1 Rock Honors." This years celebration will honor the legendary rock band The Who with appearances by Rainn Wilson. Additional performers, presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

This year's event will deliver a night of high-voltage tribute performances by the five bands all leading up to the spectacular grand finale performance by The Who as they rock the stage. As a result of The Who's revolutionary and era-defining influence on rock music, this will be the first "VH1 Rock Honors" that salutes just one band.

Taping in Los Angeles at the Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA on July 12, "VH1 Rock Honors: The Who" will premiere on Thursday, July 17 at 9pm* on VH1, VH1 Classic and MHD. VH1.com will also offer select performances from the show leading up to and following the on-air premiere at Rock.VH1.com. The Who's monumental legacy will be celebrated with a 2-hour tribute that will salute the music and the lasting impact of this groundbreaking band. The influence of The Who will be felt through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today's premiere rock acts as well as the legends themselves.

Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $300, $125 and $65, not including applicable service charges, via http://www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 213-480-3232.

VIP ticket packages will be available via ticketmaster.com and Deluxe Travel packages will be available via travelpackage@slotix.com or by calling 415-318-7007. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the efforts of multiple charities including The Teenage Cancer Trust, the Double O Charity, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and select VH1 Classic Rock Autism organizations.

Check soon for honoree profiles, exclusive online programming, show information and more at Rock.VH1.com. Additional VH1.com and VH1 Mobile efforts around "VH1 Rock Honors: The Who" will be announced in the coming weeks.

"VH1 Rock Honors: The Who" is sponsored by Taco Bell Corp, Garnier(R) Fructis(R), SOYJOY(R), Subaru and Rhapsody.

"VH1 Rock Honors: The Who" is directed by David Mallet and executive produced by Greg Sills and Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim for VH1. Paul Flattery and Patrizia DiMaria serve as producers with David Wild and Kelly Brock as co-producers.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1 Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

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