Health problems kept Mayer (throat) and Vedder (back) from appearing, while Jill Scott bowed out to film a remake of "Steel Magnolias," the newspaper said.
Happenstance allowed organizers to fill the gaps with the equally big names of Springsteen and the E Street Band, Buffett and Green.
The trio join The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Foo Fighters, the Beach Boys, Al Green, Florence + the Machine, Bon Iver, Frankie Beverly and Maze, the Zac Brown Band, Bonnie Raitt, and Ne-Yo, in addition to dozens of local New Orleans acts, the newspaper said.
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