Teenage Cancer Trust highlights: Steve Winwood, Roger Daltrey, Ron Wood, Rival Sons-Micheal Miley and Paul McCartney (video)
Many of Rock’s Royalty got together at London’s Royal Albert Hall to help kids fight cancer. The Teenage Cancer Trust began Wednesday and Thursday night (Mar. 28 & 29) with an all star line up of rock greats. Teenage Cancer Trust aims to ensure that every young person with cancer and their family receive the best possible care and professional support throughout their cancer journey. The likes of concert series organizer Roger Daltrey of the Who, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood, Paul Weller and Michael Miley of one of the new breed of great rockers, Rival Sons were all part of the benefit on Wednesday night. Miley lived a rockers dream by getting to play percussion for some of the show! Paul McCartney headlined last night (Mar. 29), and the performance marked the former Beatle‘s first at the famed venue since he participated in the all-star tribute show for his late band mate George Harrison in 2002.
This event also had its share of star power. McCartney was joined by Daltrey, Ronnie Wood and ex-Jam frontman Paul Weller during the show’s encore for a rendition of the Fab Four’s ‘Get Back.’ Wood also made a guest appearance at the previous night’s Teenage Cancer Trust concert, at which Daltrey and Weller served as co-headliners.
As for McCartney, he played nearly 30 songs in all, offering up a set that spanned his entire career, from the early Beatles smash “All My Loving,” to “My Valentine,” the first single from his new standards album, Kisses on the Bottom.
Here’s some highlights:
Steve Winwood ‘Higher Love,’ ‘Gimmie Some Lovin’
Roger Daltrey ‘Baba O’Riley,’ ‘Who Are You,’ ‘I Can See for Miles,’ ‘Pinball Wizard, ‘Young Man Blues’
The drummer for a Marshall of Rock favorite, Rival Sons, Michael Miley talked about joining Daltrey, Winwood and Ronnie Wood on stage in London.
Commented Miley: “Are you kidding me? Royal Albert Hall? Roger Daltrey, Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood?! I got to sit in with them??!! Am I dreaming? What an experience. What a show. All to benefit young people battling cancer. God bless those kids. And God bless Roger for putting together these concerts. I am very thankful to have been part of it.”
Rival Sons wrapped up the final show of their U.K. tour with Black Stone Cherry immediately before the Teenage Cancer Trust show, and is currently in Europe for a number of headlining dates.
Th band recently recorded their next album at Honey Pye Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb, who has worked on all three previous releases from the band, and Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell. The album is due later this year from Earache Records.