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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND ROGER WATERS TO HEADLINE 2013 'STAND UP FOR HEROES' BENEFIT

9/10/2013

Once again Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters have been announced as the headline performers on November 6th for the seventh annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Since 2008, the annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit serves the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides aid to those who have sustained the "hidden injuries of war," and has helped over "one million veterans, service members, and their families since it began in 2008."

 

Unlike last year's low scale production show at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre, the 2013 event has been moved downtown to the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, which is over double the size of the Beacon. Last year was the first year the event was streamed and over 130,000 people watched the show via YouTube. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart will return to host the event, which will also star Jerry Seinfeld.

  • Bruce Springsteen explained that with the release of Darkness On The Edge Of Town 35 years ago, he felt the need to downsize his music to better serve his art as well as regain a hold of where he came from both socially and creatively: "Most of the material on Darkness is confrontational. It's about somebody that, he turns the car around. He heads back to town, for better or for worse. It was something that I felt I did because I just had to do (it) and that was where I felt that. . . There were so many people who had lost that part of themselves. Great musicians, great artists, great singers -- a long line of them -- and when they did, if they didn't die physically -- which many of them did -- they died essentially, or they died somewhere inside."

CHECK IT OUT: Springsteen at the 2012 Stand Up For Heroes Benefit performing "We Take Care Of Our Own":

CHECK IT OUT: Springsteen at the 2011 Stand Up For Heroes Benefit performing "Open All Night":

Bruce Springsteen On Changing Course for 'Darkness'

Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock and Rolling Stone


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