‘Gimme Shelter,’ The Rolling Stones with Lady Gaga at Prudential Center

by JAY LUSTIG
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Lady Gaga sings with Mick Jagger at the Prudential Center in Newark on Dec. 15, 2012.

The Rolling Stones’ 2012-13 tour, titled “50 and Counting” in honor of the band’s 50 years together, was a star-filled trek, with an assortment of guests, ranging from Katy Perry to original Stones bassist Bill Wyman, showing up to cameo. Usually there were just one or two guests a night, but the starriest evening ofĀ themĀ all was Dec. 15, 2012 at the Prudential Center in Newark, where, with pay-per-view cameras rolling, the band jammed with Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., the Black Keys and Lady Gaga (plus former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who appeared as a guest throughout the entire tour).

Lady Gaga’s song choice was a bit obviousĀ ā€” “Gimme Shelter,” handling the explosive part sung by Merry Clayton on the original recordingĀ ā€” but still, it was a great moment, with she and Mick echoing each other’s dance and vocal movesĀ (and Gaga earning extra credit just for maneuvering around the stage in gigantic high heels.)

Check it out below.

New Jersey celebratedĀ its 350th birthday in 2014. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we markedĀ the occasion by posting 350 songs ā€” one a day, from September 2014 to September 2015 ā€” that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both. To see the entire list, clickĀ here.

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