14 Hot Bonnaroo Cameos And Covers From Saturday
Check out these fourteen great covers, quotes, and cameos from Bonnaroo's hot action on Saturday (June 12). Weezer rocked Lady Gaga, Jay-Z gave a shout out to Stevie Wonder and Jack White, Norah Jones took on Johnny Cash, and more.
1. Bridget Kelly sang the Alicia Keys hook on Jay-Z's omnipresent hometown ode "Empire State of Mind," notable because along with Memphis Bleek, she was the only onstage guest during Saturday night's 90-minute headline set. Beyonce, however, did watch from the sidelines.
2. "Don't mess up my words!" - Stevie Wonder, jokingly admonishing fans during a strong singalong during "My Cherie Amour"
3. "Are there any Johnny Cash fans here?" asked Norah Jones, before loping into the Man in Black's "Cry Cry Cry" to a scorched afternoon crowd.
4. "Actually, they're the third-best, but they're working hard." - Jay-Z, joking after referring to his band as the best in the world.
5. Brandi Carlile dished up a sweet, lilting take on the Beatles' "I've Just Seen A Face."
6. Not strictly a cameo, but Weezer went to the songbook in their Saturday afternoon set, covering MGMT's "Kids" and Lady Gaga.
7. Mumford and Sons bring on surprise guests Old Crow Medicine Show, which leads the crowd is bluegrass-flavored singalongs.
8. "I'm going to see Jay-Z too." - Stevie Wonder
9. "They told me Stevie Wonder stuck around for my set." Jay-Z
10. Two Americana songwriting masters got together on the That Tent stage during John Prine's set as Kris Kristofferson, who had watched Prine from side stage, joined him on stage for a take on "Paradise," from Prine's 1971 debut album.
11. Jimmy Cliff coverd Cat Stevens' "Wild World" - well - and turns his own "Vietnam" into a song about the war in Afghanistan.
12. "Jack White, I see you." - Jay-Z, calling out his What Stage predecessor at the top of his set.
13. "Those three songs were meant so we can figure out if everything's working or not." - John Prine
14. "This is a song about killing your girlfriend's boyfriend." - Scott Avett, introducing "I Killed Sally's Lover"