Bruce Springsteen and Metallica are among the stars showing their appreciation to America's veterans. The rockers were part of the all-star lineup for Tuesday's live HBO special, "The Concert For Valor," which was staged on Veterans Day in Washington, DC.
Springsteen launched his stripped-down three-song set with "Promised Land," which he called a "prayer for all our recently returned vets." He followed with a blusey rendition of "Born in the U.S.A."
Bruce also took the stage earlier in the evening, joining Zac Brown Band and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on a blistering cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic "Fortunate Son."
Metallica expressed their admiration and appreciation to the troops a few times during their performance, with frontman James Hetfield commenting that they were finally getting to play for their heroes. And the group really fired up the crowd, which was chanting "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" by the end of their set.
"The Concert For Valor" opened with Jennifer Hudson singing the national anthem, while Eminem closed the show. Carrie Underwood, The Black Keys, and Rihanna were some of the other stars who performed. The presentation also included testimonials and tributes to the heroics and sacrifices made by the men and women who've serve the country.
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