A week of tribute to Bruce Springsteen celebrating the release of his new album ‘Wrecking Ball’ wrapped up on Thursday and Friday with performances by Elvis Costello, the E Street Band, and a 1980’s Springsteen with a 1970’s Neil Young on LMFAO’s ‘Sexy and I Know It’. You can watch all the performances below.
It was previuosly announced that Elvis Costello would perform 1987’s ‘Brilliant Disguise,’ on Thursday nights (Mar. 1) episode, but it was not revealed until the show aired that Costello, would also record a second Springsteen song, ‘Fire,’ as a web-only exclusive. Costello and Springsteen go way back, collaborating as far back as 1978 when they first met, and have performed together numerous times. A great tribute to Bruce from his good friend.
On last nights (Mar. 2) episode, Springsteen first sat down for a chat, with he and Fallon looking at Bruce’s outfits over the years, with Springsteen admitting, “There was a time when the entire band dressed as pimps” and telling a story about how he and guitarist Steve Van Zandt were kicked out of Disneyland because they refused to remove their bandanas.
In the second segment Springsteen discussed his legendary concerts and the story of how the crowd singing the first verse of ‘Hungry Heart’ became tradition. The new incarnation of the E Street Band was then unveiled, rocking a rendition of ‘Death to My Hometown.’
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave) sat in with the band all night, adding lead guitar on ‘Death to My Hometown’ and ‘Jack of All Trades.’ Morello also guests on Springsteen’s new album. That was followed by the or the closer with the Roots, ‘The E Street Shuffle,’ which is the opening cut off Springsteen’s 1974 album, ‘The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle.’
Fallon joined in with the band, giving us more cowbell and wrapping up an amazing week of music!
Boston College student Franco Garcia has been missing for a little over a week, and rock legend Bruce Springsteen wants to find him.
The singer posted the official “Missing” poster on his Facebook page and sent a tweet to his followers on Wednesday in an effort to bring the 21-year-old home safely, writing, “Help find missing Boston College student Franco Garcia.”
Garcia was last seen around midnight on Feb. 22 wearing a long-sleeved white and blue striped shirt and jeans at Mary Ann’s Bar in Brighton, Mass. Police have reportedly searched the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Garcia’s home but have turned up nothing.
“It remains a missing persons case,” Massachusetts State Police spokesperson David Procopio said. “There is no evidence to indicate foul play, but foul play has not been ruled out.”
Springsteen’s connection to the case is personal: his son is also a student at Boston College, where Garcia was a member of the school’s marching and symphonic bands. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 617-796-2104