Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s performance at July’s Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park, London would have gone down as a legendary gig because of the guests who joined him onstage: namely Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, John Fogerty and, most notably, Paul McCartney. But the show also made its way into the news cycle when word got out that the Springsteen/McCartney jam went a bit overtime and the plug was pulled towards the end of “Twist and Shout” (inspiring Little Steven to tweet ”English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn’t want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney!”).
Now, thanks to VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia, you’ll be able to hear both of the Springsteen/McCartney collaborations, “Twist And Shout,” as well as “I Saw Her Standing There.” And you’ll be able to hear the entire ending of “Twist And Shout,” even though people who were at the show didn’t get to hear it. As it turns out, the microphones were still on for the entire song, it was only the PA that was shut down.
Other Springsteen songs that will make the broadcast include “Thunder Road” and “Because The Night,” as well as two songs from his new album, Wrecking Ball, “Shackled and Drawn” and “We Are Alive.” The program will also feature Paul Simon’s “Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes,” “Late In The Evening,” “The Boxer,” “You Can Call Me Al” and “Graceland,” John Fogerty’s “The Old Man Down The Road,” The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and Soundgarden’s “Fell On Black Days,” along with songs by Lady Antebellum, Christina Perri, and Tom Morello.
Palladia and VH1 will simulcast the premiere Saturday (August 25) at 9 pm ET, and VH1 Classic will broadcast it Sunday (August 26) at 9 pm ET.
– Brian Ives, CBS Local