Love Rocks NYC concert review: Yankees legend steals show

If there was an MVP at Thursday evening time’s Love Rocks NYC concert, benefitting God’s Love We Deliver, it’d want been former New York Yankees star Bernie Williams.

In a night when the likes of Robert Plant, Sheryl Crow and the reunited Heart sisters — Ann and Nancy Wilson — rocked the stage on the Beacon Theatre for the third annual event, Williams demonstrated that he has develop to be a major-league musician as a result of the guts fielder retired in 2006 from a 16-year baseball career spent utterly in Yankee pinstripes.

“What can you say about Bernie Williams’ guitar skills? The word that comes to me is clutch,” talked about Bill Murray — who served as one in all many hosts — after the Grammy-nominated Williams acquired a guitar-hero showdown with ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons in the midst of the Jimi Hendrix primary “Foxy Lady.”

It was a night of musical highlights to carry money for the charity that offers home-delivered meals for these dwelling with extreme illnesses. Other standouts included Lukas Nelson, son of Willie, burning through “Find Yourself,” a 2017 music collectively together with his band Promise of the Real. Nelson gave a shout-out to his “A Star Is Born” collaborator Lady Gaga, who lent her vocals to the doc, sooner than proving that he was utterly capable of doing it with out her.

Bill Murray, Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson, Sheryl Crow, and Lukas Nelson
Bill Murray, Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson, Sheryl Crow and Lukas Nelson pose backstage.Getty Images

“That Lukas Nelson has taken the family business to the next level,” talked about Murray, who, in casually cool mannequin, acquired the battle of the hosts with Martin Short after a sick Whoopi Goldberg wasn’t able to attend.

After Hozier had the sold-out crowd saying “Amen” to his 2014 hit “Take Me to Church,” gospel good Mavis Staples actually took it to church with a rousing rendition of the non secular “Wade in the Water” that had everyone on their toes.

Meanwhile, the stage reunion of the Wilson sisters — who had a nasty falling-out after Ann’s husband, Dean Wetter, was arrested for assaulting Nancy’s then-16-year-old twin sons in 2016 — was the emotional coronary coronary heart of the evening time as they powered through “These Dreams” and “Crazy on You.”

Paul Shaffer, presiding on the piano within the house band, and Chevy Chase, singing the blues for laughs with Murray and Short, had been among the many many various stars to show their love for God’s Love We Deliver inside the charity’s 34th yr.

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