With the E-Street Band just days away from their official induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band (and that other guy they’re always playing with) went to the March Madness Festival in North, Texas.
The opened their set with a little cheese, Springsteen came out with a basketball followed by a referee who tossed up a jump ball as the band started playing Van Halen’s “Jump.” And yes, that’s Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello on guitar. He’s touring with the band and joined them in the studio, playing guitar on 8 of the 12 songs in Springsteen’s latest release, High Hopes.
This is just the lateset in a string of pretty great covers Springsteen has been doing lately, including Lorde’s “Royals,” AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” with Eddie Vedder, INXS’ “Don’t Change,” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.” (A little older, but it’s never a bad time to mention his cover of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream.”)
Watch Springsten and the E Street Band play “Jump” below.