Bruce performed the song 2 times:
Sting and Trudie Styler’s annual Rainforest Foundation Benefit. Bruce performs two tracks including Bryan Adams’ "Cuts Like A Knife
" before joining an eclectic selection of performers on stage (Elton John, Lady Gaga, Sting, Shirley Bassey and Debbie Harry) for the final blowout – Journey’s "Don’t Stop Believin'". (The theme for the evening was "80s Nostalgia").
Sting announcing the song :
"Let’s start with the Boss, Bruce Springsteen" …. give it up for Lady Gaga”... Lady Shirley Bassey …Debbie Harry ….Sting: "So I said to Bruce, I said "What do you wanna finish with?"…he said this song, I said "I don’t know that song," he said "Everyone in the country knows but you" …
During Sting's 30th Anniversary Rainforest Foundation Benefit. "Don't Stop Believin
'" is an all-star finale, with Bruce as part of the backing chorus and clapping along; at its conclusion, D.M.C. raps an original composition about protecting the rainforest. Among others were Lisa Fischer, Narada Michael Walden, John Mellencamp, D.M.C., Robert Downey, Jr., Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Bob Geldof, Debbie Harry, Ricky Martin, MJ Rodriguez, Shaggy, Sting, Trudie Styler, Joe Sumner, James Taylor, Adrienne Warren, Zucchero . The benefit is hosted by Robert Downey, Jr. and has an 80s/90s theme. Bruce joins Mellencamp for a duet on "Pink Houses
"; later, Mellencamp returns the favor on "Glory Days".
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