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by Andrew Sacher
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The 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden went down last night and aired on multiple TV channels, websites, and in theaters worldwide. The concert featured performances by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Roger Waters (joined by Eddie Vedder), Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Chris Martin (joined by Michael Stipe), and Paul McCartney (joined by members of Nirvana). And in between there were speeches/appearances by Billy Crystal, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, P. Diddy, Chris Rock, and many more, spliced with footage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. (The less said about Adam Sandler's "funny" version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with Paul Shaffer the better.) As was to be expected, the sets were short (though some longer than others) but it still ran late, ending after 1 AM. If you missed any of it, videos of some of the highlights are in this post.
Bruce Springsteen opened the show, getting everyone into the spirit of the night right away. Of all the sets, his choice of songs felt the most catered to the event ("Land of Hope and Dreams," "Wrecking Ball, "My City of Ruins," and of course also "Born to Run") and halfway in he prefaced "My City of Ruins" with a touching, personal speech about the damage done to the NY/NJ area, similar to the one he gave in Rochester in October.
Other highlights from throughout the show: Roger Waters ended his set by bringing out Eddie Vedder to sing lead on "Comfortably Numb." 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 great time. The Who, meanwhile, played seven songs. Then Kanye delivered a set which sent much of the twitterverse into an angry fit, though you have to wonder if this would have happened at a non-classic rock show (probably not). And of course, it was a pretty great surprise when Chris Martin brought out R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe to do "Losing My Religion."
But the most anticipated part of the night was that Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney on vocals that everyone was talking about. Paul ended up bringing Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear out during his set to perform a new song they wrote, titled "Cut Me Some Slack," and then they left the stage and Paul returned to his own material. It would've been interesting to see those guys jam with Paul during "Helter Skelter" (which he opened with) or something, but at least Paul didn't sing "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Videos and setlist from last night are below...
Nas & Jay-Z
Beanie Sigel, Diddy, Jay-Z and LeBron James
Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel
Ryan Dombal visited the Apollo Theate in Harlem last night (Nov 13, 2007) and came back with these great photos of the Jay-Z show. Other on-stage guests included Memphis Bleek and Freeway. Puff Daddy (the guy in the ugly coat) also showed up at the Hammerstein Ballroom show two nights earlier. LeBron James's day job is basketball player (but it's not the first time he and Jay-Z have hung out). American Gangster is out now, but you won't find it on iTunes.
A Place To Bury Strangers @ Bowery, NYC - Nov 7, 2007 (CRED)
Jay-Z & P Diddy @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC - Nov 11, 2007
"Let's get serious for a minute. This show is dedicated to Kanye West who had a death in the family. We got you, Kanye, stay strong." -Jay-Z* BB King is at BB King again
* Van Halen is playing MSG
* Jay-Z is playing the Apollo Theater
* Duran Duran are at Roseland Ballroom
* Jonah Matranga & Ian Love are at Maxwell's
* Deer Tick & Tulsa are playing Mercury Lounge
* Deer Tick, Phosphorescent & Castanets are playing in Brooklyn
* Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are playing Bowery Ballroom w/ Delta Spirit
* Battles, White Williams & A Place To Bury Strangers @ Webster Hall
* Dillinger Escape Plan release party & DJ set @ Europa
* a Seeds of Peace benefit @ Gothham Comedy Club
* Hank III & Nashville Pussy are playing Highline Ballroom
* The Sharp Things are playing Knitting Factory
* How do you get to Knitting Factory? Try out the new venue map & find out
I have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to the Sharp Things show at Knitting Factory tonight. They go to the first two people to e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: sharp). Include your first and last name for guestlist. What else?