12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief (2012)
Hurricane Sandy ripped through the eastern seaboard of the United States in October 2012, causing $60 billion in damage. Two months later, on December 12, this all-star benefit, held at Madison Square Garden and broadcast widely on television and online, raised funds for victims of the storm in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The lineup was perhaps the most star-studded of any such benefit, with Bruce Springsteen, the Who, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe, Kanye West and Eddie Vedder all turning out. The evening closed memorably with a rocking Paul McCartney performance, during which he was joined by the surviving members of Nirvana.