U2 1987 Concert Ticket Stub Joshua Tree Tour PSA 3 JFK Bruce Springsteen played Bono's guitar on "Stand By Me". Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullens, Jr, Adam Clayton.Here's the story according to Rolling Stone magazine. U2 was nearly done with their set at Philadelphia's JFK Stadium on September 25th, 1987 when a roadie brought out another microphone stand. Anybody else want to play my guitar? Would Bruce Springsteen like to play my guitar? As Bono literally bowed down before Springsteen, the crowd went insane. "I guess you guys know him, " Bono said. Is he a local boy or something? " They proceeded to play "Stand By Me" (though it would have been far cooler if he'd come out for the previous song: U2's groupie ode "Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl). Bono had dislocated his shoulder during a Washington, D. Show five days earlier, and he brought fans onstage over the next few days to play the guitar. It's unclear exactly why Springsteen was at the show that day, but Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul were opening up. It's quite possible he was catching up with his once and future bandmate and got coaxed into coming onstage.