Neil Young‘s Bridge School Benefit is an annual all-acoustic concert that raises money for the California special education school founded by wife Pegi Young. An all-star lineup featuring Metallica, Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, and Young himself performed at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on Saturday, the first of two nights.
Metallica’s nine-song set included “Enter Sandman,” recent single “Hardwired,” and an acoustic cover of the Clash’s “Clampdown.” Young joined for an encore cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul.” Waters, backed by My Morning Jacket, performed Pink Floyd songs including “Wish You Were Here,” while Young joined for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.” Watch fan-shot video of this year’s Bridge School Benefit highlights, plus Metallica’s entire performance, below.
“Mr. Soul” (Metallica and Neil Young, playing Buffalo Springfield):
“Clampdown” (Metallica covering the Clash):
“Forever Young” (Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket, and Neil Young covering Bob Dylan):
“Wish You Were Here” (Roger Waters and My Morning Jacket playing Pink Floyd):
Metallica’s full set, including “Clampdown” and “Mr. Soul”: