Bruce Springsteen covers The Band in tribute to Levon Helm

Bruce Springsteen brought to a close the first leg of his current world tour last night [May 2] in Newark, New Jersey, with a cover of The Band song, "The Weight", in tribute to drummer Levon Helm, who died two weeks ago. Speaking from the stage, Springsteen said of Helm: "He was one of the greatest, greatest voices in country, rockabilly and rock & roll. Levon's voice and drumming was so incredibly versatile. He had a feel on the drums... it comes from a certain place in the past and you can't replicate it."

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Bruce Springsteen brought to a close the first leg of his current world tour last night [May 2] in Newark, New Jersey, with a cover of The Band song, “The Weight”, in tribute to drummer Levon Helm, who died two weeks ago.

Speaking from the stage, Springsteen said of Helm: “He was one of the greatest, greatest voices in country, rockabilly and rock & roll. Levon’s voice and drumming was so incredibly versatile. He had a feel on the drums… it comes from a certain place in the past and you can’t replicate it.”

Springsteen plays the UK in the summer, including the Isle of Wight Festival on June 24 and Hyde Park Calling on July 14.

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