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Michael J. Fox really plays guitar, rocks Back to the Future's 'Johnny B. Goode'

2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's - Show

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Michael J. Fox onstage at the 2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event at The Waldorf-Astoria on November 12, 2011 in New York City.

2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's - Show

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Michael J. Fox onstage at the 2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event at The Waldorf-Astoria on November 12, 2011 in New York City.

2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's - Show

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the Michael J.

Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett onstage at the 2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event at The Waldorf-Astoria on November 12, 2011 in New York City.

2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's - Show

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the Michael J.

Michael J. Fox onstage at the 2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event at The Waldorf-Astoria on November 12, 2011 in New York City.


The Michael J. Fox Foundation held its annual fundraiser this weekend, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's. The highlight of this event: Michael J. Fox closing the show by playing "Johnny B. Goode," a la the scene from "Back To The Future" where Marty McFly inspires a young Chuck Berry through his guitar at the Enchantment Under The Sea dance.

Fox simulated playing guitar good enough to pass on camera in the original film, but apparently he does it for real now. Fox also rocked out with Joan Jett; at the 2008 event, he played with the Who.

Watch Fox lay it down below on what the Daily What points out was the 56th anniversary of when the dance takes place in the film:

Unlike the film, he doesn't deliver the vocals, and he experiences the curse of pretty much any event with a microphone — feedback.

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Nike unveiling future shoes from 'Back to the Future 2'

Tonight in Hollywood, Nike is making a big announcement. There's been a bit of secrecy around it, but the word is that it's the unveiling of... future shoes.

The shoe from "Back to the Future 2," the Nike Air Mag, is becoming a reality. Early indications are that, unlike the shoes from the film, these will not self-lace. Nike is already known to have patented self-lacing shoes last year, though, so they could be on the way to your hands. And my hands. My hands really want these.

But wait — are these going to be available to the public at large? Michael J. Fox is scheduled to appear on David Letterman tonight, and Nike's CEO has announced that 1,500 pairs will be auctioned off on eBay with proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. That's great for the foundation, but that could also point to these being an extremely limited special edition not meant for the public at large. Perhaps these are just prototypes without self-lacing, and that will actually get here by 2015? We'll have at least some answers soon enough.

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