Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Lady Gaga. John Legend, HER, Bruce Springsteen Among Sizzling Performances for MusiCares Streaming Fundraiser


Listen, you can see the Musicares MusicforaMission streaming show on their website until March 19th. That’s a week.

I watched it tonight for 25 bucks, a bargain. It’s chock full of amazing performances that only people who’ve been the annual LA shows have seen. And some that no one has seen.

Highlights include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band doing Born to Run, Lady Gaga singing and playing piano on Carole King’s “You ‘ve Got a Friend,” performances from HER, John Legend, Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty singing “Stop Dragging My Heart Around.”

The kids went crazy on Twitter for BTS in a very polished and catchy video that no one’s seen. Usher’s showmanship and dancing were spectacular on Lionel Richie’s “Lady (You Bring Me Up).” The Jonas Brothers do Aerosmith’s “Crazy” with verve and swing. And there are plenty more.

There are also pitches for MusiCares filmed Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Mick Fleetwood, and many others.

The performances are so great, and just a fraction of what MusiCares has in its vaults. I think it’s time to get these things out in DVD box set for a lot of money, all for the charity. They will blow you away.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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