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Watch It Now: Bruce Springsteen Plays 'Kitty's Back' With Max Weinberg's Big Band

Three-song set was highlight of Stand Up For Heroes Benefit

November 4, 2010 10:41 AM ET

 

Bruce Springsteen performed three songs with the Max Weinberg Big Band at last night's Stand Up For Heroes Benefit at New York's Beacon Theater. With E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan sitting in, Springsteen and the group played "Open All Night," "If I Should Fall Behind" and an 11-minute "Kitty's Back." The yearly fundraiser — which raises money for injured veterans — also featured Tony Bennett, Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart.

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