Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Zac Brown performed a controversial cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's anti-war anthem 'Fortunate Son' to an audience on Veterans Day. Watch fan footage below.
As part of 'The Concert Of Valor' last night (11 November) in Washington DC, the trio performed a cover of the classic from the 1969 album Willy And The Poor Boys. As Consequence Of Sound reports, the performance split opinion, with one prominent conservative website asking why an anti-war, anti draft protest song was suitable “largely organized to honor those who volunteered to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Other acts on the bill included Eminem, The Black Keys, Metallica and Rihanna as well as guest appearances by John Oliver, Steven Spielberg, Will Smith and Tom Hanks.
Jennifer Hudson opened the night's performance with 'The Star Spangled Banner' before teaming up with Jessie J to record a cover of David Guetta's 'Titanium'. Dave Grohl performed accoustic versions of "Everlong' and 'My Hero' before Zac Brown took the stage for a rendition of 'America The Beautiful'.
The Black Keys contributed 'Fever' and 'Howling for you' before Carrie Underwood played three tracks: 'See You Again', 'Something In The Water' and 'Before He Cheats'. Metallica, joined by Jack Black, were clearly in their element, performing a thunderous medley of 'For Whom The Bell Tolls', 'Master of Puppets' and 'Enter Sandman.'
As well as his Creedence cover, Bruce Springsteen also performed 'Dancing In The Dark', 'The Promised Land' and a rare live outing for 'Born In The USA'. Rihanna performed two tracks - “Diamonds” and “Stay” - before being joined by Eminem for their performance 'Monster'. The rapper then concluded the show with 'Not Afraid' and 'Lose Yourself'.
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