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Watch Pearl Jam Play 'Rockin' In The Free World' With Chad Smith at Madison Square Garden

Midway through the closing of their emotional September 11th show in New York City show - Pearl Jam were joined onstage Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith for their traditional set closer of “Rockin’ In The Free World”.  

 

Chad perched himself at a tiny drum kit next to former RHCP Josh Klinghoffer, who has been playing with Pearl Jam over the past year. 

 

 

To end the night - the band played a scorching version of  “The Star-Spangled Banner,” on the 21st anniversary of September 11, terrorist attacks.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Brandi Carlile Announces She'll Perform a Record Release Show via IMAX Livestream

Brandi Carlile has announced she will celebrate the release of her new album - In the Canyon Haze - with a live performance broadcasted to IMAX Theaters on September 28. Find tickets HERE

 

“I’ve made a terrifying and beautiful commitment to livestream a complete performance of my new project In the Canyon Haze to IMAX theatres across the country ... The music and harmonies are complex and lush…anything could happen. You will hear these songs like you’ve never heard them before and I expect that it’ll be one of the most potent and welcome challenges of my career to bring this to you in such stark detail. Live is live. Rock and roll is a risk and I’m here for it!”

 

On In the Canyon Haze, Carlile reimagines the songs featured on her 2021 album In These Silent Days through the vantage point of Laurel Canyon in LA. Catherine Carlile, the Grammy award winner's wife - appears on the record’s first single, You and Me on the Rock (In the Canyon Haze)”.   Her bandmates Phil and Tim Hanseroth produced In the Canyon Haze, which features a stunning cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”

 

While we wait for the 28th - revist WRNR's exclusive release show of In These Silent Days 

 

Watch Pearl Jam Pay Tribute to Queen Elizabeth with Debut Cover of The Beatles' "Her Majesty" in Toronto

 Pearl Jam paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom after her passign at their  Scotiabank Arena show in Toronto this week by mixing a debut cover of The Beatles’ 1969 song  “Her Majesty” into their set

 

 The track - which initially appeared on the 1969 classic Abbey Road,was the fourth song of the night - after  “Daughter,” “Come Back,” and “Sometimes” 

 

A seated Vedder strummed his guitar and grabbed the mic before addressing the audience directly: “This is a little one I’m going to borrow from Paul McCartney for about 90 seconds.” 

 

Check out fan captured footage of the cover below 

 

Robert Smith's 2012 rant about the monarchy eerily almost predicted The Queen's date of death

With Queen Elizabeth II's death on Thursday, there have been a lot of tributes to her, but don't hold your breath on getting one from from The Cure's Robert Smith.

 

Smith, who's been a longtime anti-monarchist, actually had the slogan "Citizens Not Subjects" - which dates back to the Declaration of Independence -- embedded on the back of his guitar in 2012 

 

Smith has not been shy about talking about his hatred of the monarchy over the years, and when asked about his guitar at the Hurricane Festival in 2012, Smith didn't hold back. At one point Robert offered quip that is more than a little eerie now: "The Queen's gonna die on... September the 7th. Then there'll be a huge uprising, and I'll be made King."

 

He was close! (She died on September the 8th).

 

Recap: The full setlist for Foo Fighters' London Tribute Concert for Taylor Hawkins

This past Saturday (September 3) -  Foo FIghters held the first of two tribute concerts for their deceased drummer and friend - Taylor Hawkins.  Frontman Dave Grohl stepped out on stage to address the crowd and kick off the event saying - "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we've gathered here to celebrate the life, the music and the love of our dear friend, our bandmate, our brother Taylor Hawkins.

For those of you who knew him personally, you know that no one else could make you smile or laugh or dance or sing like he could. And for those of you admired him from afar, I'm sure you've all felt the same thing.

 

So, tonight we've gathered with family and his closest friends, his musical heroes and greatest inspirations to bring you a gigantic fucking night for a gigantic fucking person.

 

So, sing and dance and laugh and cry and fucking scream and make some fucking noise so he can hear us right now. 'Cause you know what? It's gonna be a loooong fucking night, right?

 

Are you ready? Are you ready? Are you fucking ready? Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Liam Gallagher."

 

And thus began an incredible 3 hour show with nearly 50 family and friends helping the Foos remember Tayor.  Check out the set list and some clips: 

 

FOO FIGHTERS with Liam Gallagher

01. Rock 'N' Roll Star (OASIS cover)
02. Live Forever (OASIS cover)

 

Nile Rodgers, Chris Chaney and Omar Hakim

03. Let's Dance (Davie Bowie cover featuring Josh Homme)
04. Modern Love (David Bowie cover featuring Gaz Coombes)

 

CHEVY METAL

05. Psycho Killer (TALKING HEADS cover)
06. Children Of The Revolution (T. REX cover featuring Kesha)

 

Justin Hawkins, Josh Freese and THE COATTAIL RIDERS

07. Louise
08. Range Rover Bitch
09. It's Over

 

Wolfgang Van Halen, Dave Grohl, Justin Hawkins and Josh Freese

10. On Fire (VAN HALEN cover)
11. Hot For Teacher (VAN HALEN cover)

 

Violet Grohl, Dave Grohl, Alain Johannes, Chris Chaney, Greg Kurstin and Jason Falkner

12. Last Goodbye (Jeff Buckley cover)
13. Grace (Jeff Buckley cover)

 

SUPERGRASS

14. Richard III
15. Alright
16. Caught By The Fuzz

 

THEM CROOKED VULTURES

17. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John cover)
18. Gunman
19. Long Slow Goodbye

 

PRETENDERS Featuring Dave Grohl

20. Precious
21. Tattooed Love Boys
22. Brass In Pocket

 

JAMES GANG

23. Walk Away
24. The Bomber: Closet Queen / Bolero / Cast Your Fate To The Wind
25. Funk #49 (featuring Dave Grohl)

 

Violet Grohl, Mark Ronson, Chris Chaney and Jason Falkner

26. Valerie 

 

Brian Johnson, Lars Ulrich and FOO FIGHTERS

27. Back In Black
28. Let There Be Rock

 

Stewart Copeland and FOO FIGHTERS

29. Next To You
30. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

 

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of RUSH

31. 2112 Part 1: Overture (featuring Dave Grohl)
32. Working Man (featuring Dave Grohl)
33. YYZ (featuring Omar Hakim)

 

Brian May, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor and FOO FIGHTERS

34. We Will Rock You (featuring Luke Spiller)
35. I'm In Love With My Car
36. Under Pressure (featuring Justin Hawkins)
37. Somebody To Love (featuring Sam Ryder)
38. Love Of My Life

 

FOO FIGHTERS

39. Times Like These (featuring Josh Freese)


40. All My Life (featuring Josh Freese)
41. The Pretender (featuring Travis Barker)
42. Monkey Wrench (featuring Travis Barker)
43. Learn To Fly (featuring Nandi Bushell)
44. These Days (featuring Rufus Taylor)
45. Best Of You (featuring Rufus Taylor)

 

Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, Dave Grohl, Omar Hakim and Pat Smear

46. Oh! Darling
47. Heroes Skelter

 

FOO FIGHTERS

48. Aurora (featuring Omar Hakim)
49. My Hero (featuring Taylor Hawkins's son Shane)

 


50. Everlong

 

Can't wait to see how they top this (cause you know they will) at the next tribute show in LA on September 27

Arctic Monkeys Reveal Key Detail Of New Album The Car: 'It's Louder'

Arctic Monkeys burst on the scene with an explsoive / abrasive sound.  Since 2006 - the band's sounce has evolved into a more melodic sound .. but their just-announced album The Car, Alex Turner telling Big Issue that “it’s louder.”

 

Drummer Matt Helders had previously said the follow up to the follow-up to 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino was “... it’s never gonna be like ‘R U Mine?’ and all that stuff again, you know, the heavy riffs and stuff. But there are riffs in there and [it’s] a bit more up-tempo, even though it’s not loud.”

Turner doesn’t fully agree. “It’s a response I’ve had to other things we’ve composed,” he said. “This idea of something sounding ‘cinematic’. I never completely subscribe to it, but it’s louder this time.”

 

He added - “I think we’ve got closer to a better version of a more dynamic overall sound with this record.  The strings on this record come in and out of focus and that was a deliberate move and hopefully everything has its own space. There’s time the band comes to the front and then the strings come to the front.”

 

Arctic Monkeys recently played the Zurich Openair festival and debuted a new song called “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am.” Watch fan-captured footage below.

 

Gorillaz Debut Tame Impala & Bootie Brown Collab "New Gold" At All Points East

Gorillaz debuted a new collab with Tame Impala  called “New Gold”  (August 19) at All Points East Festival in London.  During their headlinign set Damon Albarn brought out Tame Impalato perform the track - saying “It’s kind of a mad song, to be honest with you” 

 

Over the course of their set, Gorillaz also brought out a bunch of other special guests, including De La Soul, Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder and Mos Def

 

 

Eddie Vedder covers Joe Strummer's 'Long Shadow' - LISTEN

70 years ago John Graham Mellor, aka  Joe Strummer was born, and Dark Horse Records is commemorating the anniversary by releasing "Fantastic" - one of the final songs by the late Clash and Mescaleros frontman, as well as an Eddie Vedder cover of “Long Shadow”.

 

“Fantastic” was recorded in Wales in December 2002 just weeks after Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros’ final show and was never released. It’ll appear on Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years,  the first comprehensive collection of Strummer’s work with the Mescaleros, the band he was fronting in his later years.

 

Vedder’s cover of the Streetcore track “Long Shadow” is not on the comp - but  Lance Bangs filmed Vedder performing the song beside a campfire; the clip ends with Vedder stating, “I just think that what Joe did with the Mescaleros and those records, and those songs, and those words, it was a very communal sound. I think when you have a communal sound, the listener feels like they can be part of that community.”

 

 

 

Watch Dave Grohl, Beck, & Tenacious D Cover 'Summer Breeze' at Benefit Concert in Los Angeles

 Judd Apatow organized a benefit concert for benefit for Victims First, an organization whose mission is to “support, empower, and protect victims of mass casualty crime through rapid response, financial assistance, community preparedness education, as well as care support and advocacy for policies that help all victims/survivors”,  in Los Angeles.  At one point in the night - an unexpected on-stage collaboration between Beck, Greg Kurstin, Tenacious D, John C. Reilly and Dave Grohl took place - with the crew covering  Seal & Croft’s “Summer Breeze.” 

 

Tuesday night’s performance marked one of the first in-person appearances for Grohl after the sudden and tragic passing of Taylor Hawkins on March 25. 

The Killers Share New Song 'Boy' Just in Time For Their Rescheduled Tour: Listen

The Killers debuted a new song during their set at Spain's Mad Cool Festival last month, and now the band has officially released the song.  "Boy" is another arena sized track mixing rock and  new wave synths. 

 

 "This was the first song written after we had to cancel the Imploding The Mirage tour due to the pandemic," lead singer Brandon Flowers says. "I had recently moved back to Utah and started to make trips to Nephi, where I grew up. I found that the place I had wanted to get away from so desperately at 16 was now a place that I couldn’t stop returning to. I have a son approaching the age I was at that time in my life. With 'boy,' I want to reach out and tell myself - and my sons - to not overthink it. And to look for the “white arrows” in their lives. For me now, white arrows are my wife, children, my songs and the stage."

 

 Check it out below and don't miss the Killers in DC on October 10

 

 

Watch St. Vincent' Funky / Jazzy Cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' on The Late Show

St. Vincent - aka- Annie Clark filled in for Jon Batiste along side The Late Show With Stephen Colbert house band Stay Human - and during a commericial break - they busted out an amazing funky / jazzy cover of  Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” 

Only the studio audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater that night was lucky enough to see the full performance - until now -  as the cover has been uploaded to the show's “The Late Show Commercial Breakdown” YouTube series.

 

Watch St. Vincent' Funky / Jazzy Cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' on The Late Show

St. Vincent - aka- Annie Clark filled in for Jon Batiste along side The Late Show With Stephen Colbert house band Stay Human - and during a commericial break - they busted out an amazing funky / jazzy cover of  Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” 

Only the studio audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater that night was lucky enough to see the full performance - until now -  as the cover has been uploaded to the show's “The Late Show Commercial Breakdown” YouTube series.

 

Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys, & The Breeders joining Joe Walsh for for VetsAid 2022

Joe Walsh's sixth annual VetsAid concert -  raising money for veterans’ services charities - will take place November 13 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH - with a stacked lineup - 

 

This year’s VetsAid is a celebration of Ohio rock, with the Cleveland-based James Gang (joined by Warren, OH naive Dave Grohl), Dayton’s the Breeders, Cleveland’s Nine Inch Nails, and Akron’s the Black Keys.  

In a statement - Walsh said

 “It all started in Ohio.  Picking up my first guitar as a kid in Columbus set me on a musical journey to Kent State, Cleveland and then the world. It is a great privilege for me to share the stage once again with my original James Gang buddies and this incredible group of Ohio rock legends like Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys, The Breeders and Dave Grohl. I believe in Ohio and look forward to celebrating our musical legacy while honoring our veterans with VetsAid 2022.”

Tickets for VetsAid 2022 go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10 AM.

Green Day played played a heavy helping of rarities at intimate Lollapalooza aftershow in Chicago (pics, video, setlist)

Ahead of their headlining slot on Sunday - Green Day unleashed a heavy helping of rarities during their (semi)surprise Lollapalooza aftershow at Chicago’s Metro nightclub Friday night.  

 

The Chicago times reports: 

“Welcome to our little superspreader event,” the frontman joked, commenting on the wall-to-wall bodies that may have been the most packed Metro has ever been (even more so than Metallica’s rare appearance last fall). It should be said Metro abided by its vaccination requirement and encouraged masking for attendees.

 

Yet, the greatest-hits set did a great job of bringing people back to the good old days anyway — like grade school and high school old days. In the 90-minute performance, the band got through 25 of its best, with “Welcome to Paradise” and “Basket Case” eliciting full-on singalongs from more than a nostalgic few. Armstrong at one point even threw his mic in the crowd for a sweaty fan to take over. In the mix, there were also some “deep cuts,” including “Church on Sunday,” the happy reaction a testament to the fact that the room was filled with the diehards who were supposed to be there. [Chicago Sun Times]

 

SETLIST: GREEN DAY @ METRO, 7/29/2022
American Idiot
Holiday
Revolution Radio
Letterbomb
Church on Sunday
Too Dumb to Die
Scattered
Bang Bang
Chump
Longview
Burnout
Disappearing Boy
Private Ale
Christie Road
One of My Lies
Whatsername
Oh Love
Warning
Murder City
Welcome to Paradise
Geek Stink Breath
Stuck With Me
Basket Case
Brain Stew
St. Jimmy
J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)
Minority
Waiting

 

 

 

 

#BowieCon 23 - David Bowie World Fan Conventionf is coming to New York City in 2023

After a successful stint in Liverpool last month, the David Bowie World Fan Convention has announced it will come stateside in 2023 - setting up shop at  the New York City venue Terminal 5 on June 17 and 18, 2023,

Details are still  TBA, but the Liverpool edition featured story telling with multiple Bowie collaborators, live Bowie tribute sets, the Bowie Ball, and more. 

 

The event's press release reads:

The next convention coincides with both the 40th Anniversary of the release of Bowie’s transformative album Let’s Dance and half-century since the release of the equally iconic, Aladdin Sane. Organizers are planning for both albums to get star treatment over the course of the weekend.

Hell’s Kitchen’s Terminal 5 venue has been confirmed as the setting for the next convention, utilising the innovative, multi-level and multi-environment venue for the convention’s range of talks, meet-and-greets, live performances and, of course, the showstopping Bowie Ball.

Limited VIP Tickets will afford fans the opportunity to visit key New York City locations linked to Bowie’s work and his life living there including Andy Warhol’s Factory, CBGB and Max’s Kansas City venues and Bowie’s apartment with more to be announced.

A specially-published #BowieCon23 map also puts attendees in charge of their own route around the city.

[...] Dave Pichilingi, Co-Founder of the David Bowie World Fan Convention, says: “Taking the David Bowie World Fan Convention to New York is to take the story to the heart of his story, with the recording of albums including those later-life classics, The Next Day and Blackstar, as well as Let’s Dance and Never Let Me Down all being rooted in the city. This year’s event proved the status of musicians, photographers, filmmakers, and other high-profile Bowie collaborators that this event can attract and New York will certainly be no different.”

A sell-out success in its first year, the convention, a collaboration between the Sound City music festival and the influential David Bowie Glamour fanzine, brought together an enviable list of participants, including (but not limited to) guitarist, Carlos Alomar and Young Americans vocalist, Robin Clark. Amongst their incredible stories, told to a packed room of hundreds, was the tale of their first meeting with Bowie in New York itself, the home-cooked dinner for the emaciated star that followed, and Bowie’s later return for the 'Fame' sessions with John Lennon in tow.

Celebrating the news that the convention is to visit his home city next time around, Alomar said: “The British are coming!!! The British are coming!!! Yes, indeed, they are. The David Bowie World Fan Convention 2023 is coming, and there’s no better way to celebrate the life and works of David Bowie than to get together in New York City, a place where David and I recorded so much great material and a place we both called home. This couldn’t be more appropriate or exciting. This thing just gets bigger …and better.”

Further, prestigious guests included bass player, Gail Ann Dorsey, Blackstar collaborator Donny McCaslin and the last surviving member of the Spiders from Mars, Woody Woodmansey. They joined fans, panel moderator and author, Nicholas Pegg, as well influential photographers, video makers and artists known-by and inspired-by Bowie in Liverpool for the three-day celebration of the legendary musician’s life and work.

The scenes witnessed in Liverpool did justice to the memory of the man everyone had gathered to celebrate, with bands including Rebel Heroes and The London Boys lining up for faithful live recreations of his most famous recorded work, while a carefully curated selection of performance artists made wild and wonderful interpretations come to life at the dress-up-and-dance Bowie Ball. Taking place at the ornate St George’s Hall in the center of Liverpool, the ball – which will return to the NYC event in 2023 – saw face-painted Aladdin Sanes, hair-streaked Let’s Dance-era Bowies, and more than one Ziggy Stardust in attendance.

Bruce Springsteen Joined Bleachers to perform 'Chinatown' in New York: Watch

In the middle of Bleachers’ headlining set at Radio City Music Hall, Bruce Springsteen took to the stage to duet with Jack Antonoff on “Chinatown,” the collaborative single from Bleachers' 2021 album Take the Sadness out of Saturday Night.   Check out footage below: 

 

 

Watch Joni Mitchell's Rare Surprise Performance With Brandi Carlile at Newport Folk Festival: Watch

Paul Simon wasn't the only '60s-era legend to make a surprise appearance at this year's Newport Folk Festival

 

Joni Mitchell, who hasn’t performed live since 2013, made a surprise appearance at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival.  

 

Mitchell, who was also at the 1967 Newport Folk Festival, made a surprise appearance during Brandi Carlile's set and played multiple classic songs including "A Case of You", "Big Yellow Taxi",  "The Circle Game", "Clouds" and "Summertime." Watch videos and see some pics below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Paul Simon's surprise Newport Folk set with Nathaniel Rateliff, Lucius & more (video)

The Newport Folk Festival has become known for its surprise collaborations and special sets.  Friday night in 2022 alone saw Adia Victoria join The National...

 

 

... and Dinosaur Jr brought out Courtney Barnett 

 

 

But it was Saturday's closing set that was truly epic this year ... with Paul Simon taking the stage during Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats' "American Tune Review" tribute to  ... Paul Simon.  

 

After a set that included guest spots from Marcus Mumford, Lucius, Natalie Merchant and more ... Nathaniel welcomed Paul to the stage to perform GracelandAmerican Tune and a big group singalong of The Boxer.   Simon closed the set with a solo acoustic rendition of "Sounds of Silence"  Watch video from the set below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Marr joined Pearl Jam for covers of The Who and Neil Young at London's Hyde Park - Watch

Pearl Jam played two shows in London over the weekend and brought out some special guests each night.  The first night - Simon Townshend (Pete's brother and touring member of The Who) performed his song "I'm the Answer" with Eddie and Co.

 

 The second night (7/9), opening act - former Smiths guitarist/current Modest Mouse member  Johnny Marr , for a couple songs - including Neil Young's “Throw Your Hatred Down"  (from the 1995 Young/PJ collaborative album Mirror Ball) and again for the encore, guesting on their cover of The Who's classic "Baba O'Riley" - check out video from each performance below 

 

 

 

Taylor Hawkins' Son Honors Late Father by Performing Foo Fighters' 'My Hero' : Watch

Shane Hawkins - son of  the late Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins, honored his father over the Fourth of July weekend by joining LA bad The Alive on drums for a cover of  Foo Fighters’ “My Hero”. 

 

Video from the  Laguna Beach (where Taylor gre up) block party has surfaced with captions like - “When Taylor Hawkins’ son gets on the drums and dedicates the song ‘My Hero’ to his dad",  “The hawk would’ve been proud” and  “not a dry eye in the house”.

 

@lagtownsfinest The hawk would've been proud ???? #taylorhawkins #foofighters #fyp ? original sound - Lagtownsfinest

 

 

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Watch Dave Matthews Band Collab with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Ants Marching

 

Dave Matthews Band guitarist Tim Reynolds missed his first shows with the band since 2008 over the weekend - after testing postive for Covid-19.  But DMB had some friends available to join them for their shows at Noblesville, Indiana’s Ruoff Music Center AKA Deer Creek - including the world renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band. 

 

Check out the fan captured video of the epic Ants Marching jam below! 

 

Watch: Alanis Morissette Pays Tribute To Her Former Bandmate Taylor Hawkins At London Show

Alanis Morissette is back touring Europe in (the belated) honor of her album Jagged Little Pill's 25th anniversary.

At her London show on Tuesday night , Morissette dedicated her performance of the song “Ironic” to the late Foo Fighter and her former drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 50.  A montage of photos featuring Hawkins were displayed on the screen behind the stage during the song.  

 

 

Isn't it ironic that Hawkins performed in Morissette’s band during the original Jagged Little Pill tour ... with Foo Fighters as the opening act.

 

 

Foo Fighters Tap 12-Year-Old Drumming Phenom Nandi Bushell to Join Them for Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Wembley

12-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell - who became an internet phenom after her virtual drum battle with Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl  - is set to take the stage with the Foos a their London tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins. 

Bushell will be behind the drums for the Wembley Stadium - joining an all star lineup that includes many of the late drummer’s closest friends and influences - like members of Queen, the Police, Rush, Oasis, Pretenders, and Queens of the Stone Age.  

 

“Mr. Grohl, it would be an honor to join you onstage…in tribute to my hero and friend, the legendary Taylor Hawkins ... With these sticks he gave me, I’m going to rock harder than I’ve ever rocked in my entire life!…This one’s for you, Taylor.”

Watch: Pearl Jam provided a once-in-a-lifetime moment for a terminally ill fan during their concert in Berlin, Germany

When Roland Mandel bought tickets to see Pearl Jam in 2019 - he had no idea that he would have to wait 2+ years for the show ... and that his life would be turned upside during that time due to a ALS diagnosis 

 

Despite only having a few months to live, the teacher from Lüneburg, Germany was determined to see Pearl Jam perform, but it almost didn't happen due to the show's venue being sold out of wheelchair-accessible spots.

 

Letters Mandel’s friends and family sent to the venue to explain the situation, made their way to the band and Mandel was able to secure a spot to watch the concert the side of the stage.  And the band even brought him onstage at the end of the show, after they covered the Ramones‘ “I Believe in Miracles”.

 

“He should also experience this special sight. He worked his ass off to be here tonight,” Eddie Vedder exclaimed as  Mandel witnessed the 20,000-person crowd chanting his name.

 

I'm not crying ... you're crying 

 

 

 

Dave Grohl & Bruce Springsteen Joined Paul McCartney Onstage at Glastonbury: Watch

Music festivals are known for having some surprise appearances ... and Paul McCartney's Saturday night headlining set at Glastonbury 2022 was no different 

 

The former Beatle brought out Bruce Springsteen (for the second show in a row) and Dave Grohl (making his first appearance since the passing of Taylor Hawkins) 

Photo via @PaulMcCartney on Twitter 

Grohl joined McCartney on stage to perform The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” and Wings’ “Band on the Run.” While Bruce Springsteen and McCartney  performed “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

 

McCartney later brought both musicians back on stage to close out his  38-song / three-hour set with “The End.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The former Beatle brought out Bruce Springsteen (for the second show in a row) and Dave Grohl (making his first appearance since the passing of Taylor Hawkins) 

 

Grohl joined McCartney on stage to perform The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” and Wings’ “Band on the Run.” While Bruce Springsteen and McCartney  performed “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

 

McCartney later brought both musicians back on stage to close out his  38-song / three-hour set with “The End.”