When Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, the Black Eyed Peas, and Mick Jagger joined U2 on stage at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Concert in 2009
You were there? I just watched the DVD of that show again the other night. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For with Springsteen was epic.
Yes I was. It was absolutely surreal. Hearing U2 perform Gimme Shelter with Mick Jagger was just...wow.
Lucky You. I'm sure live it was one of those 'HOLY SH*T' moments, but the actual performance of the song for me was just good, but not great. Gimme Shelter is my fav Stones song and one of the best songs ever written. It is a dark and gritty song, but I don't think U2 played it right. They used an orchasta to back up the Edge but it just wasn't right for the song. Fergie actually did a pretty good job for the female singing part.
On the other hand I Still Haven't Found with Springsteen was perfect, especially the 3rd verse when Bono would sing the line and the Boss would repeat it. Also loved the piano that Roy Bittan brought to the song. One of the best versions of that song ever.