Last night (12-12-12) just about every living music legend anyone could think of performed at Madison Square Garden for a Hurricane Sandy Relief concert. Producers of the show say that more than 2 billion people tuned in to watch the rousing and epic show.
The gig kicked off with Bruce Springsteen, New Jersey’s favorite native son. He started with “Land of Hope and Dreams”:
That was followed by “Wrecking Ball,” and the now even more poignant “My City of Ruins.” The Boss included a verse of Tom Waits’ “Jersey Girl” before Jon Bon Jovi came on stand to sing “Born to Run” with him. Bruce later came out and joined Bon Jovi on “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.”
Here’s more of the highlights of the evening:
Adam Sandler performed a comedy rewrite of Leonard Cohen’s much-loved “Hallelujah.”
The Rolling Stones performed “You’ve Got Me Rockin” and “Jumping Jack Flash.”
The Who played “Pinball Wizard,” and changed “Teenage Wasteland” to “Sandy wasteland.”
Alicia Keys sang “No One,” but notably skipped her iconic “Empire State of Mind.”
Eric Clapton played “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” and “Crossroads.”
Roger Waters played some Pink Floyd songs, and was joined by Eddie Vedder for “Comfortably Numb.”
Billy Joel sang “New York State of Mind” and “River of Dreams”
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Kanye West performed a number of his hits wearing what looked like a skirt.
Sir Paul McCartney served as the “frontman” for Nirvana by performing a new song called “Cut Me Some Slack” with Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic.
The late Kurt Cobain’s wife Courtney Love wasn’t amused by Paul being involved in the reunion, telling TMZ “Look, if John (Lennon) were alive it would be cool.”
She was reacting to the fact that Paul didn’t even know he was in the middle of a Nirvana reunion until after he had rehearsed with them for a while.