Paul McCartney Welcomes Rihanna & Neil Young at Desert Trip [Videos]

first_imgThe second weekend of Desert Trip is near close. The inaugural Indio, CA festival has continuously impressed with stand-out performances from some of classic rock’s biggest legends, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, and The Who. Also on site was sir Paul McCartney, who welcomed Neil Young for a three song collaboration last weekend, and made sure that his second weekend was just as exciting. After playing to a room of 300 lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA, he returned to the festival stage once more.On Saturday night, Paul McCartney performed his scheduled set and welcomed an unexpected singer to the stage: Rihanna. They performed their “FourFiveSeconds”, which was co-written by Kanye West. The song hadn’t been performed by the two together since the the 2015 Grammy Awards. The release of the single came with a lot of confusion from the younger pop-loving generation who wondered who this “Paul McCartney” person was collaborating on their beloved Rihanna/West collaboration, even sparking an actual twitter war. It now seems fitting that the song would make its festival debut at an event dubbed “Oldchella” amongst the mainstream world. “We finally found someone under the age of 50!” McCartney laughed as Rihanna left the stage after performing the single.Neil Young also returned to the stage, after a few technical difficulties, starting with “A Day In The Life,” the famed Sgt. Pepper’s track, before going into John Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance” and “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?”. Anyone that missed the special collaboration on the first weekend was lucky to have that second round. To see two of the most iconic forces in rock and roll – Young and McCartney – must have been quite the experience. Enjoy the fan-shot videos below!Watch “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Rihanna [via Rihanna’s Videos]Watch Paul McCartney and Neil Young’s full performance [via Monte Lawson]:The festival will complete its second weekend tonight with the returns of Roger Waters and The Who.[photo via Desert Trip]last_img

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