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Bruce Springsteen, Sting Top NBC's All-Star Sandy Benefit

Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and Billy Joel also playing fundraiser for hurricane victims

Bruce Springsteen and Christina Aguilera
Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Michael Tran/FilmMagic
November 1, 2012 8:35 AM ET

Bruce Springsteen will play a televised benefit concert on NBC for victims of Hurricane Sandy on Friday along with Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Christina Aguilera and Billy Joel, the network announced this morning. Matt Lauer will host the show, and Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon will also appear.

The concert special "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" will air Friday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC, USA, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network and G4, and online at NBC.com, Today.com and NBCNews.com. Money collected will go to the American Red Cross, which is providing food, shelter and other support to those affected by the hurricane and other disasters. 

To donate, visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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