Fogerty Joins Black Keys For Helm Tribute At Coachella

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April 23, 2012 | 7:26am EST

John Fogerty surprised fans at Coachella over the weekend by joining The Black Keys on stage for a tribute to late rocker Levon Helm.
The group headlined the second weekend of the California music festival on Friday and during its set, the rockers introduced the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman to honor The Band star Helm, who lost his cancer battle the previous day.
The Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach called Helm “amazing and inspiring,” before performing a cover of The Band’s 1968 song The Weight with Fogerty.
Punk rockers Refused also made a public tribute to the star at the festival by taping a banner reading “RIP Levon Helm” to their bass drum, while rock group Dawes covered another The Band song, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, during their Coachella set.
Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith told the crowd, “Yesterday was a sad day for bands like us. We had to get that one (song) out there.”

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