Well, that was awkward.
Corey Feldman, the former child star from The Goonies, Stand by Me, and other classic ’80s flicks, brought his rock band to Today on Friday, and let’s just say the performance was worse than the straight-to-video Lost Boys: The Tribe. It was pretty bad, guys!
Feldman, who has been making music since the ’90s, was on the show to promote the double album Angelic 2 the Core, which he released over the summer. He said it took him a decade to create.
Looking back, it was when he described why he chose a good-versus-evil concept for his album that the strangeness began.
“Well, probably because I know that angels have probably saved me once or twice in my life, and I like helping them as well,” said Feldman, dressed as the Grim Reaper, as he stood in front of his band, the infamous Corey’s Angels. “That’s why I created Corey’s Angels, as a way to help girls who are like kinda lost to find their way, to get their opportunities, their dreams and make them realities.”
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In case you aren’t familiar, Corey’s Angels is a group of women who dress as angels while they accompany Feldman, 45, everywhere. A few of them played instruments and sang backup behind Feldman during his concert. (It should be noted that women wearing cheesy, barely there angel costumes once accompanied Feldman at pricey parties he hosted, but it’s not clear whether they were skilled musicians.)
Feldman’s appearance got weirder still when he performed his song “Go 4 It!” complete with Michael Jackson–inspired dance moves. After all, Feldman was friends with the artist known for the pelvic thrusts and spins that he attempted to imitate. Wow.
The License to Drive alum dedicated one of his new albums to Jackson and the other to his good friend and frequent co-star Corey Haim, who died in 2010.
Um, rock on, Corey?