By Jennifer Winger on Apr 18, 2008
Last week, I introduced all of you to Pete Yorn and told you that he would be joining fellow rockers on stage at the Troubadour for the Justice Tour. The show sold out in a few hours and the place was jam packed waiting to hear all the boys rock out on stage. Pete sang three of his own songs, including a new one, 'Shot Gun'. I was fortunate to have heard it previously when he did a show at another legendary LA venue, The Roxy Theatre, back in December for another great cause, The Spectrum Program at New Roads School. I really like Shot Gun...its a darker and emotionally raw song...plus, I'm really looking forward to the studio version of it to come out soon. But...back to the show itself...the show featured early acoustic performances by Tom Morello, Pete Yorn, Jerry Cantrell and MC5's, Wayne Kramer. Morello acted as master of ceremonies and orchestrating the chaos. After warming the crowd up, Morello then brought out what would serve as the core of the evening’s house band: Travis Barker on drums, Flea playing bass and a rotating line-up of Steve Vai, Slash, Dave Navarro, Davey Havoc and Morello sharing guitar duties. The team backed up Cantrell for a version of Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak' and rocked out on covers of Rihanna's 'Umbrella' and Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition.' The culmination of the night, for me, was when Pete was joined on stage by the rest of the boys to cover Neil Young's 'Keep on Rockin' In A Free World'...luckily, someone captured it on YouTube and now all of you can enjoy it too! It was great to see Pete lead on that song and to watch him rock out! The show was amazing and it helped raise a lot of money and awareness for PATH. Enjoy the clip and get ready to rock out with them! Also, look for the Justice Tour hitting cities across the US...each stop will benefit a different charitable organization and will feature different guest rockers. How hot is that?!