Roger Waters And Bruce Springsteen Stand Up For Heroes

By Scott Bernstein Nov 7, 2013 6:00 am PST

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 short sets.

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.

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