Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
Call me a stick in the mud, but that's not cool. If they wanted to play live (a reasonable thing to want) but couldn't, then they should not accept the opportunity at all and then it could go to some band that would take the opportunity seriously.
Apparently, they were not told it would be a playback performance until they came in and were going to play.
Also, I think it was an excellent "screw you" to the network(s). Playback performances are wrong on so many levels, and I think these shows should put in the extra effort and money to actually have the bands and artists perform live.