Springsteen, others perform at MusiCares event honoring Jon Bon Jovi (WATCH VIDEOS)


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Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi performed Springsteen’s “The Promised Land” and Bon Jovi’s “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” together at an event honoring Bon Jovi Feb. 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

You can watch a video of the two songs, below, as well as some other songs from the event.

Reportedly, Jon Bon Jovi told the audience, “Bruce’s mom passed two days ago, and when I first got the news he was already on the airplane here. I certainly would’ve understood if he’d said he couldn’t make it. But he wanted to be here tonight for MusiCares and he wanted to be here tonight for me, and I am forever grateful to you for everything.”

Bon Jovi was being honored as MusiCares’ Person of the Year. MusiCares, which is run by The Recording Academy (the organization best known for giving out Grammys), aids members of the music community in three areas: mental health and addiction recovery services; health services; and human services (i.e., helping those in need with rent, insurance, etc.).

According to setlist.fm, Jon Bon Jovi performed a new song, “Legendary,” and then the two songs with Springsteen, and then led everyone in the group finale, “Livin’ on a Prayer.”

According to setlist.fm, these are the show’s other performers and the songs they performed (not necessarily in this order): Melissa Etheridge (“Blaze of Glory”), Sammy Hagar (“You Give Love a Bad Name”), Shania Twain (“Bed of Roses”), Pat Monahan (“It’s My Life”), Jason Isbell (“Wanted Dead or Alive”), Lainey Wilson (“We Weren’t Born to Follow”), The Goo Goo Dolls (“This House Is Not for Sale”), Brandy Clark (“(You Want to) Make a Memory”), Mammoth WVH (“Have a Nice Day”), Jelly Roll (“Bad Medicine”), Marcus King (“Born to Be My Baby”), The War and Treaty (“I’ll Be There for You”) and Damiano David of Måneskin (“Keep the Faith”).

According to various reports, members of Jon Bon Jovi band, Bon Jovi, participated in the show, Jim Gaffigan hosted, Lenny Kravitz was among the presenters, and Paul McCartney attended but didn’t perform.

Here are the videos:


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