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Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief– Comfortably Numb

 

Old Rock Legends Come Together to Raise Some Cash

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Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

It was all for a good cause.

The 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden went down last night in New York and aired on multiple TV channels, websites, and in theaters, reaching a record 2 billion households worldwide.

The concert featured performances by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Roger Waters joined by Eddie Vedder in ‘Comfortably Numb’, above, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Chris Martin joined by Michael Stipe, and Paul McCartney joined by members of Nirvana.

In between there were appearances by Billy Crystal, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, P. Diddy, Chris Rock, and many more, spliced with footage of the devastation caused by
Hurricane Sandy that pummeled the East Coast in
October, leaving thousands homeless and billions of dollars of damages in its wake.

Other highlights from throughout the show included Roger Waters ending his set by bringing out Eddie Vedder to sing lead on Comfortably Numb.  Roger, like many of the others, is looking terribly tired and old these days.  Heck, for those who remember, we’re all getting older.  These guys are pushing 70 now.

The Rolling Stones only got to play two songs (You Got Me Rocking and Jumpin’ Jack Flash) but still looked like they were having a good time.

The Who, meanwhile, played seven songs, one of which was Pinball Wizard above.  Roger Daltrey doesn’t belt it out like he did in the old days, but he’s in fairly good shape for 68.

Kanye West delivered a set in a leather skirt which sent much of the Twitterverse into an angry fit– but the greater surprise was Chris Martin bringing out R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe to do Losing My Religion.

The most anticipated part of the night was that Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain on vocals.  Sir Paul brought Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear out during his set to perform a new song they wrote together titled, Cut Me Some Slack.  Rare and sloppily cut renditions of the song are being taken down as quickly as they appear on the web.  But, for now, you can catch Cut Me Some Slack for the first time here.  Shhh….

The 12/12/12 concert set was:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Land of Hope and Dreams
Wrecking Ball
My City in Ruins/Working on a Building/Jersey Girl
Born to Run with Jon Bon Jovi

Roger Waters
In The Flesh
Another Brick in the Wall
Money
Us and Them
Comfortably Numb with Eddie Vedder

Bon Jovi
It’s My Life
Wanted Dead or Alive
Who Says You Can’t Go Home with Bruce Springsteen
Living on a Prayer

Eric Clapton
Nobody Loves You When You’re Down and Out
Got to get Better in a Little While
Crossroads

Rolling Stones
You Got Me Rocking
Jumpin Jack Flash

Alicia Keys
Brand New Me
No One

The Who
Who are You
Bellboy
Pinball Wizard/See Me, Feel Me
Baba O’Riley
Love Reign O’er Me
Tea & Theatre

Kanye West
Clique
Mercy
Power
Jesus Walks
Run This Town
Diamonds From Sierra Leone
Touch the Sky
Gold Digger
Good Life
Runaway
Stronger

Billy Joel
Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
New York State of Mind
River of Dreams
You May Be Right
Only the Good Die Young

Chris Martin
Viva la Vida
Losing My Religion with Michael Stipe
Us Against The World

Paul McCartney
Helter Skelter
Let Me Roll It
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
My Valentine with Diana Krall
Blackbird
Cut Me Some Slack with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear
I Got a Feeling
Live and Let Die

Encore:
Alicia Keys
Empire State of Mind

 

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