Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney perform at Glastonbury Festival
The Beatle and Boss show is also a hit in the UK
Bruce Springsteen joined Paul McCartney for the former Beatle’s set on Saturday June 25 at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, UK
The duo resumed their June 16 performance at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, playing “Glory Days,” “I Wanna Be Your Man” and a return visit from Springsteen for the guitar jam on “The End.”
“There’s something incredibly charming about seeing the puppy delight in the face of Springsteen – a man who paid complete homage to the Beatles and their heartbreaking effect on him during his acclaimed Broadway shows – as he and McCartney exchange lines, first on ‘Glory Days’ and then ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’,” the Guardian said.
Springsteen wasn’t McCartney’s only guest on Saturday. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters came out for “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Band on the Run”, preceding the appearance of The Boss, and he also joined on “The End”.
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“Thank you for having me,” Springsteen said.
“Are you kidding, thanks for coming!” said McCartney. “These two guys we flew with especially for tonight.”
“I couldn’t miss it, man!” Springsteen said.
Springsteen and McCartney have shared the stage a few times – including an infamous performance in July 2012 when officials at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London’s Hyde Park, headlined by the E Street Band, pulled the plug due to a curfew.
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The last time Springsteen and McCartney performed together before the Last 10 Days was in September 2017, when the Boss and Steven Van Zandt joined McCartney on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden. They performed “I Saw Her Standing There” twice, during McCartney’s One on One Tour encore.
Billie Eilish, Diana Ross, Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo and more also performed at the Glastonbury Festival, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the crowd. McCartney and Eilish set records for being the oldest (80) and youngest (20) to headline Glastonbury.
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Jersey Shore native Chris Jordan covers entertainment and reporting for USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]