NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend “the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time,” told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.
The rock icons attended the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in New York City on Thursday night, where Townshend and longtime Who manager, Bill Curbishley, were honored for their charitable efforts.
Springsteen, Daltrey and Townshend joined forces for “My Generation” at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. They closed the event with “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” and were joined by Billy Idol and Willie Nile.
Townshend was honored for his commitment to the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.