Desert Trip: Weekend 2 Recap

The Desert Trip festival held its second weekend Friday through Sunday (October 14-16) in Indio, Calif., with the same six acts but a few more surprises and highlights...

* The biggest surprise came during Paul McCartney's set on Saturday when he was joined by Rihanna for "FourFiveSeconds," which the two recorded along with Kanye West during early 2015.

Rihanna & Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds - Live 10/15/2016

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* McCartney was also joined again by Neil Young, who played first on Saturday, for the Beatles' "A Day In The Life" and "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?" and John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance."

* Performing with Promise of the Real, Young added a few old favorites to his Saturday set, including CSNY's "Helpless," "Cowgirl In The Sand" and the Stills-Young Band's "Long May You Run."

* The Rolling Stones debuted another blues cover from the upcoming Blue & Lonesome album on Friday, this time playing Buddy Johnson's "Just Your Fool."

* The Stones also paid tribute to Bob Dylan -- who played before them on Friday -- and his Nobel Prize for Literature, which was announced the day before. Mick Jagger told the crowd, "We have never shared the stage with a Nobel Prize winner before. Bob is like our Walt Whitman," while Keith Richards added, "I can't think of anybody that deserved it better."

* Dylan's own surprise on Friday was playing guitar for "Simple Twist Of Fate."  Dylan also played guitar at a Las Vegas gig the day before, which marked the first time since 2012 he played guitar at a live show.

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.