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At a recent benefit for Music Heals in Washington D.C. some of rock’s biggest names gathered together to honor veterans and play alongside some of our nation’s heroes.


Featuring the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band as their backing band, musicians such as Roger Waters, Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow and Tom Morello played some of the biggest rock songs ever, and never hesitated to let the veterans take center stage.

The massive stage set up featured several veterans playing the instruments they have grown to love, standing and sitting side by side with the headlining musicians.

Over the last several years, Waters has devoted much of his time to MusiCorps, which uses music and performance to help veterans heal from both internal and external wounds sustained in battle.

“The work I have done over the last few years with these men and women has been some of the most rewarding work I have ever done,” Waters said of his participation this summer.

At the event in Washington, Tim Donley of the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band joined Waters and Corgan for a cover of Pink Floyd’s classic, “Comfortably Numb.”

Douglas Barclay is a Senior Editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @douglabarclay17
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