The trio team up on Bob Dylan's 'Forever Young' too, as part of a charity show
Pink Floyd man Roger Waters teamed up with Billy Corgan and Tom Morello at Constitution Hall in Washington DC on Friday night (October 16), to perform a rendition of Floyd classic ‘Comfortably Numb’.
Corgan shares the track’s choruses with US Marine Tim Donley, while Waters takes the verses.
The concert was in aid of a charity called Musicorps, that supports injured soldiers and their families, and the gig entitled ‘Music Heals Benefit’. According to Rolling Stone, the show was opened with a real rarity, in the first ever live performance of Pink Floyd’s single ‘When The Tigers Broke Free’.
Pink Floyd and Corgan have a bit of shared history. When Corgan released Smashing Pumpkins’ album ‘Oceania’, he talked about the influence of another Pink Floyd member, David Gilmour, on his approach to performing the album live, saying:
“We want to play the album and then play some classics to go with it. I have to give some credit to David Gilmour. I saw him on his solo tour in 2006, and he did that. He came out and played a couple of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ songs. He played his whole new record. Then he did ‘Echoes’, ‘Comfortably Numb’, and all of that stuff. It was awesome.”
Corgan also joined Gilmour and Richard Wright for an acoustic performance of ‘Comfortably Numb’ following Pink Floyd’s induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Game in 1996.
Watch ‘Comfortably Numb’ via YouTube, below:
And ‘Forever Young’, the Bob Dylan song covered during the same show, also via YouTube, below: