Last night Roger
Waters and Bruce
Springsteen were the main musical performers at this year's Stand Up For Heroes
benefit concert, which was held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The rock legends took different approaches towards winning over the crowd during their
Waters took the stage to front the MusicCorps Wounded Warrior Band - an ensemble that
included a veteran playing drums with just one arm and a singer and bassist without the
use of their legs. There was nary a dry eye in the house as Waters and the Wounded
Warriors worked through covers of "Hallelujah," "Imagine" and "A Change Is Gonna Come."
For Waters' finale, he strapped on the bass for a wonderful take on "Comfortably Numb"
backed by the Wounded Warriors and members of his band.
Springsteen showed he might have missed his calling as a comedian by delivering a number
of jokes during his three-song set. The Boss reworked "Dancing In The Dark" into a soul-
laden solo acoustic number to start his performance. Bruce then brought out his wife, and
fellow E Streeter, Patti Scialfa for a beautiful take on "If I Should Fall Behind." The
Jersey native then stepped behind a pump organ for his first cover of Suicide's "Dream
Baby Dream" since his 2005 Devils and Dust tour.
If you missed last night's webcast, you can still watch it:
Roger Waters set starts at 1:31 mark, the Springsteen set starts at 2:25.
[Published on: 11/7/13]