.

Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen Lead '12-12-12' Sandy Benefit

The Who, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters will also perform

Sir Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Bruce Springsteen
Dave J Hogan/Getty Images; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; Mike Coppola/Getty Images
November 15, 2012 11:05 AM ET

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, the Who and Kanye West will lead an all-star concert to raise money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The show is set for December 12th at New York City's Madison Square Garden, and will also feature performances from Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Roger Waters and Alicia Keys, with more artists to be announced. 

The concert will be "a showcase of music royalty," James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. "The response from the entertainment community to help those most affected by Hurricane Sandy has been nothing short of astounding. We expect to announce additional legendary performers in the near future and we are confident that the event will ensure those in need will not be forgotten, and vital aid will be directed to rebuilding our communities along the East Coast."

Information regarding tickets and VIP packages, as well as details on a telecast of the event, will be released in the coming days via the "12-12-12" concert website.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com