“The Weight” (The Band Cover) (Video)

    Last night Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band paid tribute to songwriter/The Band frontman Levon Helm with a powerful cover. As an encore to his set in Newark, New Jersey, The Boss performed The Band’s 1968 classic “The Weight.”

    Helm passed away on April 19 at the age of 71. Springsteen, of course, is in the midst of an ongoing tour in support of his critically acclaimed 17th LP, Wrecking Ball, out now on Columbia Records. Watch video of The Boss’ emotional performance below. [CoS]