Watch One World Home Concert Featuring Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, And Elton John
The Rolling Stones' performance for One World: Together at Home - Global Citizen / Youtube
As the coronavirus pandemic has basically hampered any kind of human movement outside their homes – and for a good reason, as it also slows down the spread of the virus – entertainment has also adapted to further promote this isolation lifestyle. Rock legends like The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Elton John, among others, are some of the latest artists to join this trend as a part of One World: Together at Home television special.
The Rolling Stones dished out their stripped-down rendition of their 1969 hit from Let It Bleed, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” from four different locations, while Paul McCartney did a rendition of “Lady Madonna”, and Elton John did his own with “I’m Still Standing”.
Before he began, McCartney spared some words of hope and gratitude, saying, “As this COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, we have to all come together to fight it on a global scale. Let’s tell our leaders that we need them to strengthen the health care systems all around the world, so that a crisis like this never happens again. My mother Mary was a nurse and a midwife just after and during the second world war, so I have a lot of time for the doctors, the nurses and all the medical staff that keep us healthy. We love you, thank you.”
Elton John also added, “This is for everybody out there, who’s been working on the frontline, 24/7. Thank you for all your expertise, your love, your care, your humanity. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Other participants include Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam doing his best Neil “Like A Hurricane” Young impression with a solo organ cover of “River Cross” – which is also present on his band’s new album Gigaton. Meanwhile, Greenday’s Billie Joe Armstrong dished out their classic “Wake Me Up When September Ends”.