Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Levon Helm with cover of 'The Weight'

Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Levon Helm with cover of ‘The Weight’

May 3, 2012

“He was one of the greatest, greatest voices in country, rockabilly and rock & roll,” Bruce Springsteen said of Levon Helm, the recently fallen drummer and singer for The Band. Springsteen was in Newark, New Jersey last night, wrapping up a leg of his Wecking Ball tour, when he launched into a cover of “The Weight” in tribute to Helm.

“He had a feel on the drums,” Springsteen said, and continued in the weathered tones of a rock shaman: “it comes from a certain place in the past and you can’t replicate it.” Spoken like only The Boss knows how. Check out the close-up version with annoying graphics below, as well as an long shot with the pre-song banter included.

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