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Springsteen Pays Tribute To Levon Helm

NEWARK, NJ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band closed out the first leg of his Wrecking Ball tour at the Prudential Center in Newark, he took a moment to pay tribute to the memory of late Levon Helm.

In tribute the Boss performed "Bishop Danced" for the first time (publiclly at least) since February 3rd, 1973 and an apparently impromptu cover of Helm's hit "The Weight."

Helm, best known for his work as the drummer and backing vocals for the Band, died on April 19th after a battle with cancer.

"He was one of the greatest, greatest voices in country, rockabilly and rock & roll," Springsteen said during the performance. "Levon's voice and drumming was so incredibly versatile. He had a feel on the drums…it comes from a certain place in the past and you can't replicate it." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers