Bruce Springsteen continues to pay tribute to the rock stars we’ve sadly lost in 2016. He already covered “Rebel, Rebel” to honor the late David Bowie. Now, the E Street bandleader is taking on “Take It Easy” for the late Eagles guitarist and vocalist, Glenn Frey.
Springsteen played an acoustic version of the Eagles hit during a stop at the United Center in Chicago. The Boss’ fans lit up the arena with cellphones and lighters, a moment that Springsteen shared on Twitter.
Frey passed away on January 18 at the age of 67. The founding member of The Eagles had been dealing with severe intestinal problems for months before his health took a turn for the worse. Springsteen had covered Frey’s work live before, like when he played the same track live with co-writer Jackson Browne last September.
For more of Bruce being awesome, check out his series of surprise bar shows from last year. Then, watch him sing with everyone from Brian Wilson to U2. Of course, if you’re one of those odd people who doesn’t like Bruce Springsteen, it will be hard to convince you. But maybe this great moment from the final episode of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show will help sway you.
(Via Rolling Stone)