Posted in music on April 22, 2012

John Fogerty with the Black Keys @ Coachella 2012
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"...a special appearance from John Fogerty, making his Coachella debut (he's already co-headlined a night at Stagecoach). The Creedence Clearwater Revival legend, who played Woodstock alongside the Band back in '69, joined Dan & Pat for the day's second touching tribute to the late Levon Helm, with a warm and appreciative handling of "The Weight." Fogerty handled the final verse, Rick Danko's bit about Crazy Chester and Jack his dog; Auerbach called Helm, a crucial figure for roots-rock, "amazing and inspiring."

I had foolishly walked away to write this while listening to Explosions in the Sky at the Outdoor Theatre, which still smells like a 10-acre pot farm on fire well after that momentarily mesmerizing band left the stage. Things suddenly got quiet over here, I glanced to the right (thanks to a texted tip from faithful reader April McBride) and instantly caught the "take a load off, Annie" refrain ... then went SPRINTING back to the main.

It was SO worth the charley horse I have now. As was the Black Keys' finish, a ripping chant-along for "Lonely Boy" and another scorching finish with "I Got Mine." [OC Register]

Refused weren't the only ones paying tribute to Levon Helm at Coachella Friday (4/20). Watch the video of Fogerty covering "The Weight" with the Black Keys, below...

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The Black Keys with John Fogerty covering The Weight

Pictures and the setlist from the guest-free set The Black Keys played at Coachella one week earlier, HERE.

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Comments (18)

God bless Levon, a class act all the way.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2012 3:00 AM

black keys blow ass..glad i watched m83 last weekend

Posted by mike | April 22, 2012 3:03 AM

Come on Fogerty- you're better than that. The Black Keys are terrible, and douchebags to boot.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2012 3:26 AM

What a great Tribute..

Posted by Jim | April 22, 2012 9:03 AM

They could have played a less predictable song.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2012 11:02 AM

Fogerty is such a tremendous overall musician, and he writes such entertaining songs...I still love "Put me in Coach" whenever I hear it...

Posted by joshua sanders | April 22, 2012 1:05 PM

YANN FORGERTY

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2012 3:42 PM

It's "take a load of Fanny", not "Annie"

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2012 4:42 PM

Actually it is "take a load off fanny". Not load of
Or Annie
Sad that even today idiots still think he is saying annie

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2012 5:34 PM

really?... Fanny?... what about the verse that says, "Hey Luke my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"... it think she is the Annie told to take a load off.

Posted by anon | April 26, 2012 4:13 PM

but later it says: Get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one. So i think the Fanny argument wins... sorry sucka!

Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2012 4:21 PM

Actually it is "take a load off fanny".

Posted by djde | April 27, 2012 4:47 PM

Oh my god I love John! He is more than a perfect!

Posted by Jony | May 3, 2012 9:01 AM

"fanny"

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 9:27 AM

but later it says: Get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one. So i think the Fanny argument wins... sorry sucka!


Posted by games | May 30, 2012 11:31 AM

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Posted by wdyan | May 30, 2012 11:32 AM

They have really good songs. I like it . It is very inspiring.

Posted by CWD Construction | June 21, 2012 6:53 PM

john for the win

Posted by jordon | August 1, 2013 8:16 PM

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