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The Who at Barclays Center on 11/14/12, (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
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The previously mentioned Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Madison Square Garden will happen on 12/12/12, and includes an impressive bill of stars. They are Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney (who asks that you don't eat turkey), The Who (who played Barclays last night, pics) and Kanye West. Ticket info is on the way, but proceeds from the show will benefit the Robin Hood relief fund, and there will be a telecast.

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Comments (77)

Damn I can't even imagine ticket prices.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 9:44 AM

See major acts play one song each! In a show that will likely be live on television, or at least a webcast! It will only cost 300$ for nosebleeds.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 9:58 AM

it's a benefit concert why wouldn't it be expensive

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 9:59 AM

People complaining about a benefit show being expensive? Jeez....

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:00 AM

Bruce Springsteen's site says Roger Waters is also on the bill.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:00 AM

Anyone know what 'Robin Hood Relief Fund' is? The last benefit went to the Red Cross, which those in affected areas know did nothing for them. It was actually damaging, as it took money from people that thought they were giving to this cause and weren't. I'm curious what this group is proposing to do with this money? I'm worried this group, like the Red Cross, while being a worthwhile charity actually has nothing to do with helping people and neighborhoods damaged by the hurricane.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:03 AM

Check the link in the article - http://www.robinhood.org/rhsandy - they detail exactly where the money so far has gone

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:10 AM

Robin Hood isn't something you need to worry about. They've been doing music (big shows) and donating to where it needs to go for years. It's the good side of finance types that many don't believe actually also do good. These guys do GREAT things.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:13 AM

the red cross is the biggest sham of all the relief agencies. do your homework before throwing money away frivolously. robin hood is solid, no worries there.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:20 AM

Tell me all about your beef with the Red Cross, where have they failed?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:40 AM

misappropriation of funds, lack of evidence-based proof of where/how funds are being utilized, poor/lack of localized response, bureaucratic/ineffective structure...

shall i continue?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 11:03 AM

another interesting fact about the red cross is that their ceo makes $500K a year.

there is something very wrong with that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 11:13 AM

Pretty much a guarantee that the stones will be here too?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 11:39 AM

I hope this is not a rock star relief fund like 911

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 11:49 AM

The Stones will still be in town, but if theyre following the same template they did for 9/11, they'll just get Mick and Keith.

I can tolerate that clown Kanye being on here, considering that they had Backstreet Boys and Destiny's Child for 9/11. Eesh.

Youre looking at McCartney, Billy Joel, The Who and Bruce doing four songs each, at the minimum.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 12:13 PM

I predict Simon and Garfunkel, if not def Paul Simon.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 12:41 PM

"Youre looking at McCartney, Billy Joel, The Who and Bruce doing four songs each, at the minimum."

Pushing it. More like 2 songs each.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 12:48 PM

I went to the Rock Hall of Fame Concert...tickets were free (Thanks 1 iota) Show was 7 hours long bruce Played 1hr 45...

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:06 PM

Bruce did not play that long at the Rock Hall of Fame Concert and it was not 7 hours long. Schmuck

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:08 PM

^HA HA

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/30/rock-roll-hall-of-fame-concert-set-list/

So Tell me how long Bruces 18 song set was retard?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:10 PM

Sorry 1:08 is right..show was about 6 hours and change...oh well what a rip off for free!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:13 PM

12:48, if the bill stays this small, youre definitely looking at 4 songs each. Kanye and Alicia wont get that much time, but the bigger bands will definitely get four songs each. Just look at the Concert for NYC, which had a much larger line-up.

And 1:06 is indeed dead wrong. The show was not that long. Nice attempt at bragging though.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:14 PM

Wow 1:08 and 1:14 both can't ready..shocker...show ran 7:45 to 1:45 am. Let's see you can't read now lets try your math skills..class how long is a concert that plays from 7:45pm to 1:45am???

Read the link morons!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:16 PM

Ok stupid fuck 1:06/1:16, i was at the show. Did not start at 7:45 I remember clearly but in any case it was not a continuous show so saying it ran that long is a lie. There were plenty of stops and starts and downtime with nothing going on. Also, Bruce most certainly did not play as long as you said. Again, stops and starts and setups.

Give it up fool.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:20 PM

"Wow 1:08 and 1:14 both can't ready..shocker."


Says the jackass who cannot write.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:22 PM

^BTW moron 1..I was at the show to the only downtime was before Stevie with Mic problems.

Moron number 2 Mr Anon. 1:22 still can't add by the way

Using your fingers still?


From backstreets...

October 29 / Madison Square Garden / New York, NY
Notes: At the first of the two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts at Madison Square Garden, Bruce and the E Street Band turned in a fantastic performance to cap off an evening that featured performances from Crosby Stills & Nash, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder with numerous guests each.

Bruce, too, had several friends in the house: backed by a full-strength E Street Band plus a horn section including Curt Ramm, Clark Gayton and Eddie Manion, Bruce and his special guests recreated many of his greatest live collaborations from the past decade. Returning to the E Street stage were John Fogerty, Tom Morello and Sam Moore, plus new friend Darlene Love and surprise guest Billy Joel. Bosstime was an hour and 45 minutes, closing a show that didn't end until 1:30 in the morning.

After Bruce opened with "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out," he brought out his mentor Sam Moore, the man from whom Bruce has frequently admitted — including during this show — he's "learned so much about leading a band." "The Original Soul Man" traded verses with Bruce on "Hold On, I'm Coming" and "Soul Man," instantly elevating the show the way they did in Asbury Park in 2003.

After Springsteen and Fogerty repeated two of their prior duets, Bruce took an opportunity to recall playing with one of his heroes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1988, Roy Orbison. Bruce admitted, "I wouldn't try by myself," but with John present they were able to "take a ballpark swing at Pretty Woman," a highlight of the evening. Darlene Love brought her "one-woman wall of sound" on "A Fine, Fine Boy" and "Da Doo Ron Ron" while Tom Morello turned heads not only with his now-familiar solo on "The Ghost of Tom Joad" but also with his solo and lead vocals on an exciting performance of "London Calling."

With many of the guest artists' songs being performed, Springsteen songs only made up a small portion of the setlist, yet a very strong performance of "Jungleland" mid-set was not only perfect for the event and the location, it made it clear that Bruce was capable of transfixing a crowd with his own material as well.

The encore opened with a humorous introduction, reminding the crowd that prior to the continental drift, "New Jersey and Long Island were actually joined in one continuous land mass" and "tonight there will be a reunion," as Bruce welcomed "the king of Long Island," Billy Joel, to "the bridge and tunnel summit meeting right here right now." Joel played piano at center stage, singing three of his own songs as well as a verse of "Born to Run." Bruce contributed vocals to "New York State of Mind" as well.

The night's festitivies ended as Springsteen brought all of the guests back on stage for another exciting take of "Higher and Higher," with each singer, including Darlene Love and Sam Moore, taking a different verse for lead vocals. Bruce was again at his most energetic and loose as the song provided a fitting cap to an evening not to soon be forgotten by lucky showgoers.
- Glenn Radecki reporting

Setlist:
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
Hold On, I'm Coming (with Sam Moore)
Soul Man (with Sam Moore)
The Ghost of Tom Joad (with Tom Morello)
Fortunate Son (with John Fogerty)
Proud Mary (with John Fogerty)
Pretty Woman (with John Fogerty)
Jungleland
A Fine, Fine Boy (with Darlene Love)
Da Doo Ron Ron (with Darlene Love)
London Calling (with Tom Morello)
Badlands (with Tom Morello)
* * *
You May Be Right (with Billy Joel)
Only the Good Die Young (with Billy Joel)
New York State of Mind (with Billy Joel)
Born to Run (with Billy Joel)
Higher and Higher (with all, plus Jackson Browne and Peter Wolf)

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:26 PM

Clear as day!

Bosstime was an hour and 45 minutes, closing a show that didn't end until 1:30 in the morning.

The retards on this site...Get the info from Ny Times and I get chewed out because they can't handle the truth. Stop being a troll and fucking read for once or at least look it up before you look like a retarded asshole. I may have made a typo before but at least I am using facts not bullshit you pull out of the sky. Plus I can count unlike you two morons.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:28 PM

Fact is no one knows how long everyone will play. The Boss is unpredictible so expect the unexpected!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:29 PM

What is this long winded and long posting moron ranting on and on about?

This show is not even in comparison or remotely akin to the Rock Hall of Fame show. Does this very stupid person not even realize that? It is in the vein of the Concert for 9/11 which was much shorter and no long sets from anyone.

1:28 and all your other comments I am too tired to list, it is time to head on back to the mental facility now.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:39 PM

^great they are expecting your return. You can't leave the mental facility wearing a straight jacket trying to get a hot dog!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:45 PM

HOLY SHIT 1:39 is right

1:28 long winded comment...too much to handle so long! I CAN"T READ NO PARAGRAPH MAKES MY HEAD HURT..I'M BUTT HURT TOO

Here is the long winded quote one more time

Clear as day!

Bosstime was an hour and 45 minutes, closing a show that didn't end until 1:30 in the morning.

The retards on this site...Get the info from Ny Times and I get chewed out because they can't handle the truth. Stop being a troll and fucking read for once or at least look it up before you look like a retarded asshole. I may have made a typo before but at least I am using facts not bullshit you pull out of the sky. Plus I can count unlike you two morons.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:47 PM

Hey guys! How about a boxing match betwwen you two @ MSG and let's see a real show and raise some real dough for the Sandy victims. I'd really drive to NYC for that!

Posted by union,ilinois | November 15, 2012 1:49 PM

^I would but I don't want to cause more brain damage to 1:39

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:51 PM

1:51 FTW

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:58 PM

you might knock it out of him

Posted by union,illinois | November 15, 2012 1:59 PM

dude NO ONE CARES HOW LONG BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN PLAYED FOR OVER THREE YEARS AGO. why are you even talking about this crap.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 1:59 PM

@1:59 I know right. The guy is a fucking nutcase. Oh and just to quickly reply to this obvious genius. When I made the comment at 1:39, of course I was not just referring to your comment at 1:28 shit fer brains. But all the other ones specifically the one at 1:26

Get a fucking life dude. This upcoming show and the rock hall of fame show are 2 totally different things. It has no relevance to this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 2:10 PM

^If you read the comments earlier someone said no Bruce did not play 1:45 so obviously someone cared. Then to disprove the 1:45 is BS claim 2 reviews which showed Bruce's setlength were quoted and then the moron dissapeared.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 2:11 PM

2:10 is Brain Damaged and Butt Hurt! Perfect example of how no child left behind has failed!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 2:17 PM

I see the relevance clear as day...Rock Hall was a multi artist concert at MSG with many big names. All played more then four songs except CSN and Jerry Lee Lewis...gosh how retarded is everyone here. Can't read, write, add or use their brain. 2:10 I am looking at you.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 2:20 PM

shut up, fools

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 2:21 PM

Wait how long did Bruce really play for though.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 2:26 PM

Dude(2:20 and all your other posts). Calm down man and give it up.

You are a fucking tool. The only relevance to this show is yes it is a multi artist one. That is where it ends.

"I see the relevance clear as day"

Cause you are dumb as fuck but keep telling yourself it is everyone else.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 2:32 PM

^ha ha what a fool. Where is your proof about the Hall show and this new 12.12.12 show..you have NONE just what I thought you give it up and calm down.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 2:47 PM

Kanye is a big dumb blooch

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 2:55 PM

dinner,drinks and drugs @ my house 6 pm central. yes, i may be dumb but am hospitable and gracious. see you all there if you can find union,illinois by then. by the way, it will be a meat & taters meal. I love animals because they provide me with my income,clothing and entertainment. Paul McCartney has never had to get his hands dirty a day in his life.

Posted by union,illinois | November 15, 2012 2:56 PM

who is kanye?

Posted by union,illinois | November 15, 2012 2:59 PM

CRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZ

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 3:11 PM

"^ha ha what a fool. Where is your proof about the Hall show and this new 12.12.12 show..you have NONE just what I thought you give it up and calm down."

But you do? How is this for proof you fucking jackass, The rock hall of fame was not a benefit for charity or a relief effort. It was put together by Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone magazine who also happens to be one of the people who created the Hall of Fame. It was just a concert to celebrate 25 years of the Hall and make some money.

This upcoming show is a benefit for disaster relief much like the Concert for 9/11 was in support of rescue workers and families who lost people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 3:11 PM

I hope they serve hummus

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 3:14 PM

3:11 what is your point? Because its a benefit that means artist will play less? Where is that logic?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 3:58 PM

3:11:

Biggest douchebag in the history of the internets

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:02 PM

This won't be worth the money. The Concert for NYC has got to be the most boring show ever recorded.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:12 PM

Why is Bruce always rated/discussed on the length of his shows and not the quality? Hmmmm

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:18 PM

i just hope kings of leon will be there

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:22 PM

the reason they just got Mick and Keith at the 9/11 show is that the Stones were not touring then. In this case they have a show the very next night in NJ.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:56 PM

Too bad that Katrina (which was million times worse killing 2000 not 41) never got such a benefit concert with such a lineup.Guess classic rock superstars love nyc which is a good thing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 7:14 PM

You are so right. Much of it also has to do with the fact that New York state is one of the wealthiest states in this country. They would never have gotten the publicity (or the tax write off) in Louisiana (a state rich in horseracing but not otherwise).

Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2012 7:39 PM

You are so right. Much of it also has to do with the fact that New York state is one of the wealthiest states in this country. They would never have gotten the publicity (or the tax write off) in Louisiana (a state rich in horseracing but not otherwise).

Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2012 7:45 PM

@3:58 are you thick? What is so hard to understand about the point that was being made.

You are judging one type of event against a completely different one. When you talk about the food at a 5 star restaurant, do you compare it to the food at McDonald's?

The original doofus was trying to state an idea of how long each band would probably play by referencing a totally different type of concert.

Makes total sense

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:45 AM

1:45 You're a retard...for two reasons..one you are up at 1:45am posting..probably delerious and drunk and 2 your example is fucking retarded. The point which you still can't see because you are a fucking retard is the calibur of acts at both shows is similar. Because it is a benefit it does not shorten the time bands will play. Besides that fact you still don't know what is happenig for sure at the 12.12.12 concert so shut the fuck up you moron!

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 7:47 AM

BV we need to stop this anon crap so we can laugh at 1:45 by his true name so he will be so embarrased he won't come back. How stupid is this dude! He is the worst type on BV puffing his chest acting like he knows so much when the guy can't even add or read. Sad ..we should throw this guy a couple of bucks at the Sandy benefit so he can get a tutor or something it is embarrising.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 7:57 AM

Ha ha 1:45..I do compare 5 star restarunts to McDonalds.5 Star over priced waste of money, McDonald sucks too.

You Happy?

Posted by 1:45 am is retarded | November 16, 2012 8:11 AM

1:45am is the type of person you hope doesn't exist because no one can really be that stupid??

Posted by Really? | November 16, 2012 8:37 AM

It's not a coincidence, it's the same loser with no life that trolls ALL threads on this site at 2 and 3 in the morning on weekdays. Dude is a total waste of oxygen and obviously lacks any type of life whatsoever.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 8:48 AM

^probably the hummus guy too! Agreed really go to sleep stop being stuuuupid

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 8:52 AM

Hopefully this will be a good show and no dog in this fight although I am sure I'll get accused of being the same person with this comment. It does make more sense that this will be much like the 9-11 benefit rather than the Rock Hall anniversary show.

Just because it is the same caliber of artists really does not have anything to do with it. The structure and type of show it is does.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:49 PM

Let's have a civil conversation. Why do you think it is more like the 9/11 benefit?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:52 PM

No Death Grips? They need to get Death Grips.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:02 PM

Wow not this guy again. @7:47-8:52am. You posted like 6 comments in that time ranting again. You must be the same guy who rants all over these comment sections all day and then wakes up early in the morning to attack again. Amazingly you have the gall to accuse anyone else of not having a life. Sheesh.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:03 PM

^ NOOOOOOOBOOOOOOOODYYYYY CAAAAAAAAAAREEEEEESSSSS........

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:18 PM

Hey 2:52, I made the comment at 2:49. Would love to have a civil conversation about it. You asked why I thought that.

A few reasons. Like the 9-11 show, this is a benefit rather than a party. Somber affairs rather than a celebration of rock music. The Hall of Fame show was broadcast on HBO. This, will probably like 9-11, be broadcast on the major networks and with phone numbers and websites to donate money for relief. You can be pretty sure there will be many more announced artists both musical and spoken who will give their time to appear. Events like this, they try to get as many acts and get them on for a song or 2 to play. Then they show footage of the disaster and testimonials and pleas for help. It seems pretty obvious to me which type of show this relates more to.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 4:01 PM

Music,movies and sports. Just a few pinnacles of American culture. Grossly overpaid individuals in all 3 industries. If these rock stars really want to make themselves look good with what they've made over the years why don't put on some free concerts for all these fans on these things who have helped them maintain their millionaire lifestyles over the years. No gimmicks, no sorrow just some raw upbeat shows to show their gratitude to this country.

Posted by midwest farmers | November 16, 2012 4:23 PM

Thanks 4:01 I appreciate your well thought out reasoning.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 12:09 AM

It will surely be a great concert.

Posted by christian pellerin | November 20, 2012 8:13 AM

everybody shut up

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:49 AM

I love the hurricane benefits. Very nice of the artists to try to help out.

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