R.E.M. Take It to the Bridge

Band joins Neil Young, Pearl Jam for benefit

July 20, 2001 12:00 AM ET

R.E.M. have become the third act to sign on to perform at the Bridge School Concert in Mountain View, California. Event co-founder Neil Young and Pearl Jam are the other confirmed acts for the fifteenth annual show, which is scheduled for late October.

This will be R.E.M.'s second Bridge School appearance, as they played the 1998 concert.

The event was initiated in 1986 by Young and his wife Pegi, with all of the proceeds from the concert going to the Bridge School, a non-profit organization that helps individuals with severe speech and physical impairments.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Wake Up Everybody”

John Legend and the Roots | 2010

A Number One record by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in 1976 (a McFadden- and Whitehead-penned classic sung by Teddy Pendergrass) inspired the title and lead single from Wake Up!, John Legend's tribute album to message music. The more familiar strains of "Wake Up Everybody" also fit his agenda. "It basically sums up, in a very concise way, all the things we were thinking about when we were putting this record together in that it's about justice, doing the right thing and coming together to make the world a better place," he said. Vocalists Common and Melanie Fiona assist Legend on this mission to connect.

More Song Stories entries »