Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder Perform Virtually for ‘Stand With Teachers’ Event
Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder and more stood with teachers supporting Steven Van Zandt’s educational TeachRock program with solo virtual performances Monday night (Dec. 21).
Springsteen offered an acoustic, introspective interpretation of the title track of “Letter to You,” while Browne got somewhat festive with his Christmas song, “The Rebel Jesus.”
“This is Bruce Springsteen, and I stand with teachers,” said Springsteen.
Vedder dedicated a rousing version of Springsteen’s “Growin’ Up” and a salute to the profession, which includes his younger brother, Mike. Margo price also performed with “The King is Dead.”
Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Buscemi, Sammy Hagar, Edward Norton, Bobby Cannavale, Maureen Van Zandt (Steven’s wife) and others chimed in with a reading of Mad Magazine’s version of “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.”
Also appearing was Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello.
According to a release, TeachRock currently reaches 23,000 schools in nearly 7,000 districts representing all 50 states. TeachRock has users in 121 countries. All of the K-12 resources at TeachRock.org are available to teachers, students, and families at no cost.
The “Stand With Teachers” event can still be purchased and streamed until Dec. 24. Tickets are $25, are still available via teachrock.org/standwithteachers.