Make sure to have the home theater set to AXS TV’s “2013 MusiCares gala, honoring Bruce Springsteen” airing Sunday, March 30, at 8pE. It’s another no miss music event from the network that brings the best in live music to your home.
The two hour special airs on AXS TV on Sunday, March 30 at 8pE/5pP.
“Tonight will be a two and a half hour extravaganza of Bruce Springsteen’s music or as he would call that… tuning up,” quipped host “The Daily Show” star Jon Stewart in the opening of the event.
The Boss and the E Street Gang were taped live at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, February 8, 2013, the once in a lifetime event—hosted by Stewart.
Springsteen is MusiCares’ person of the year, an award given to a performer who is notable both artistically and philanthropically. The event was noted on social media as Bruce held up a guitar for auction. “With this guitar comes one free guitar lesson,” Springsteen says, “with me.” The ante rises. Springsteen added, “And…a ride in the sidecar of my Harley-Davidson.”
Throw in eight tickets and a “lasagna made by my mom! Stand up, mom!” as the Boss drafted his mum Adele Springsteen, stood up. That netted a $250,000 bid for MusiCares Foundation® provides to help music people in need.
The concert features performances from the industry’s biggest names who perform the Boss’ biggest hits. Highlights include Alabama Shakes with a fierce rendition of “Adam Raised a Cain”; Elton John on “Streets of Philadelphia”; John Legend with a piano-driven arrangement of “Dancing in the Dark”; country favorites Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on “Tougher Than the Rest”; Mumford & Sons with “I’m On Fire”; Rage Against the Machine axe man Tom Morello and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James on “The Ghost of Tom Joad”; Patti Smith playing her Springsteen partnership “Because the Night”; Sting with “Lonesome Day”; Neil Young with the rousing “Born in the U.S.A.”; Zac Brown Band and gospel mainstay Mavis Staples with “My City of Ruins”; and more.
The guest of honor himself, Bruce Springsteen, closes out the night with the E Street Band, summoning the crowd of 3,000 onto their feet and up to the front of the stage, as he ran through catalogue classics “We Take Care of Our Own,” “Death to My Hometown,” “Thunder Road,” and “Born to Run,” before inviting the night’s performers back on stage to join in on an epic collaboration of “Glory Days.”