Picks and Pans Review: Li'l Elvis

updated 06/11/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/11/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>Last year, ABC's announcement of the first annual International Rock Awards was met with a deafening yawn. Who needs another music awards show, right? Especially one that has the presumption to hand out statuettes of Elvis. Well, it turned out to be a pretty bodacious evening. In fact, with unusual graphics, exciting on-hand talent and rapid pace, the program was bested only by MTV's annual awards shindig. This year's IRA (Wed., June 6, 9:30 P.M. ET) is shaping up to be fun too. Sam Kinison and Gary Busey host; David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Melissa Etheridge and others perform. The Rolling Stones are seen on a remote from their European tour.

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