VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE!

Despite a downpour, thousands turn out to see Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young...

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, Foo Fighters and the reformed CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG played at the 14th annual BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT concert in MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA at the weekend (October 28-29).

Despite a downpour on the first day of the event, organised by Neil Young to benefit his Bridge School education programme for physically disabled children, 22,000 people turned out to support it.

The Chili Peppers played covers of tracks by Circle Jerks (‘Century City’, Sugarhill Gang (‘Rapper’s Delight’), Stevie Wonder (‘Superstition’) during their set, which saw Flea and John seated with acoustic guitars on stage.

Host Neil Young joined The Dave Matthews Band for their cover of his ‘Cortez The Killer’. He had earlier kicked off the show with a short solo set. Also appearing were Foo Fighters, whose frontman Dave Grohl performed a solo cover of ‘Everlong’.

Tom Petty‘s set included ‘I Won’t Back Down’ and a version of ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’. Comedian Robin Williams appeared before Beck took the stage, covering Hank Williams‘I Heard That Lonesome Whistle’ and gave ‘Jack Ass’ a mariachi-treatment, singing it in Spanish.

The night was rounded off with the reunion of Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, who concluded the set with an all-star rendition of ‘Love The One You’re With’, which saw actor Woody Harrelson join Flea and Dave Matthews on stage with the legends.