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November 1, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne, The Roots, Cat Stevens: the music at the Rally to Restore Sanity

Last week, The Roots, Jeff Tweedy and Sheryl Crow were announced as performers at Stephen Colbert and John Stewart's Rally for Sanity and/or Fear.

Turns out other major headliners joined them Saturday at the Washington Mall.

It was a day of music, politics and merchandise.

John Legend performed one the songs from "Wake Up!" his album of protest song covers with The Roots.

And Cat Stevens started to play his song "Peace Train," before being joined on stage by Ozzy Osbourne who sang his own "Crazy Train." Eventually, The O'Jays went on stage too to perform their own "Love Train." Musical puns! (Osbourne, by the way, performs at 1st Mariner Nov. 29.)

Kid Rock also performed a new ballad with Sheryl Crow, and was joined by future jailbird T.I. on video. 

Below, video of Tony Bennett and the Ozzy Osbourne-Cat Stevens-O'Jays mashup.  C-Span still has the entire 3-hour show online.

Cat Stevens, Ozzy Osbourne and the O'Jays' dueling trains:

And Tony Bennett performs "America the Beautiful:"

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Tony Bennett - "America the Beautiful"
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The Sun had a report and video of the rally.

Photo: The Roots, Win McNamee/Getty Images

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Posted by Erik Maza at 8:40 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Music News


I'm all about this, but...... WTF! This is a Baltimore late nite blog. If i wanted to read about politics, i'd read huffington post, fox, msnbc. stop it maza.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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