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Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters Perform at Stand Up for Heroes Charity Event


The Boss met The Wall this week when Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters united at a charity event.

Rolling Stone reports that both rockers performed at the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit in New York on Wednesday.

Stand Up for Heroes benefits American war veterans who have been wounded in combat, and though the event is largely an opportunity for stand-up comics to raise money for the organization, Springsteen and Waters also took the stage.

Comedians taking part in this year’s Stand Up event included Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Jon Stewart and Jim Gaffigan.

Springsteen, who has performed at all seven benefits to date, also got into the comedic spirit, going a bit blue after noting that the comedians were playing it safe.

“I’m puzzled,” he joked (via Rolling Stone). “This is a night of comedy with soldiers in the audience, but the entire night went by without anybody telling any dirty jokes? I can’t let that happen.”

While his joke was too dirty to repeat here, Springsteen went on to give spirited renditions of “Dancing in the Dark,” a duet of “If I Should Fall Behind” and Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream.”

For his third time performing at the Stand Up for Heroes benefit, Waters played songs like Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and John Lennon’s “Imagine” with more than 20 soldiers.

Neither Waters nor Springsteen currently have plans to tour for the rest of 2013, though the Boss will head to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand early next year.

Get the details on his upcoming dates here and check out Roger Waters’s official site for more.