Rolling Stones Added to Powerhouse 12.12.12 Concert
Get ready for the Rolling Stones at the 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief. The legendary band was added to what is already a powerhouse lineup at Madison Square Garden. Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney The Who, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, are among the incomparable acts already scheduled to appear.
The 12.12.12 lineup is beginning to rival Live Aid with proceeds going to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which is providing money, materials and information to charitable organizations in the northeastern U.S. that are helping assist the families and areas hit hardest by Sandy.
You’ll be able to see the concert live on several TV stations and a stream will also be available on select websites. Select movie theaters in states most severely affected by the storm -- New Jersey, New York and Connecticut will also have viewings.
The addition of the Stones is noteworthy since the band is doing so few concerts to celebrate 50 years, and there new single "Doom and Gloom" will likely set the tone for the set.
It will be great to see so many classic performers, making this an epic event, but with Hurricane Sandy’s devastation expected to cost about $50 billion to cleanup and provide aid, let’s not forget what this is all about.