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- Posted on Sep 13th 2010 10:17PM by Benjy Eisen
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Other highlights include Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary celebration, a pairing of Merle Haggard with Kris Kristofferson and an all-star smorgasbord entitled T-Bone Burnett's Speaking Clock Revue (featuring -- get this -- Elton John with Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case and Jeff Bridges). In light of all these super special performances, it's almost easy to overlook the fact that Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, Billy Idol and Lucinda Williams are also on tap for the benefit -- but their sets will prove to be notable in their own right as, traditionally, performers strip down to an acoustic storyteller-style setup for the event.
Different incarnations of Buffalo Springfield, which Young declined to participate in, have appeared over the years, including New Buffalo Springfield in the 1960s and Buffalo Springfield Revisited in the 1990s. The original Buffalo Springfield was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, but Young famously chose not to attend the awards ceremony. Rolling Stone reports that, in 2000, Young released a song entitled 'Buffalo Springfield Again' and publicly stated his hope to get the old gang back together to give it another go. Looks like he'll get his chance, come October -- and at his own bidding.
Young organizes the Bridge School Benefit every year with his wife Pegi. The annual event raises money and awareness for the school, which provides special education and services to children with severe speech and physical handicaps. Tickets go on sale Sept. 19 at 10AM ET.