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The 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert took place last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and it truly was an epic event. It all kicked off a set by Bruce Springsteen anbd the E Street Band, who was joined by Jon Bon Jovi for 'Born To Run', that was followed by a Roger Waters set that included Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam helping out on 'Comforably Numb'. Adam Sandler (with Paul Shaffer) did a fantastic "New Yorker" version of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah', including lyrics that were both comedic and passionate.
Jon Bon Jovi and the band returned to the stage for their own set, and Bruce Springsteen returned the favor on a version of 'Who Says You Can't Go Home.' Sets by the great Eric Clapton, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Kanye West and Alice Keys followed and it all wrapped up with Paul McCartney perfoming Beatles and Wings classics as well as being joined by Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic and Pat Smear on a new track that we now know will be a part of the upcoming 'Sound City' movie soundtrack.
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Proceeds from the show will be distributed through the Robin Hood Foundation. More than $30 million was raised through ticket sales alone.
Paul McCartney played a set that included the Beatles' "Helter Skelter," followed by Wings' "Let Me Roll It," "Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five," and the newer song "My Valentine" off of his 2012 release 'Kisses on the Bottom.' He also performed "Blackbird," "I've Got A Feeling," and "Live And Let Die," the latter two coming after his appearance with the former Nirvana crew.
Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, told TMZ that she was "not amused" after hearing the news. Love stated, "Look, if John [Lennon] were alive, it would be cool." Love also told TMZ that she was upset with Novoselic and Grohl for calling the 12-12-12 performance “a Nirvana reunion,” because she says that Cobain was the heart and soul of the band.
Paul McCartney with Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic and Pat Smear 'Cut Me Some Slack' will live on beyond the benefit as the Foo Fighters tweeted after the show that it was the first song off of the upcoming ‘Sound City‘ documentary soundtrack. I would have liked to have seen the guys on an actual Nirvana tune, and was hoping for some kind of all-star jam as the close of the concert, but that didn't happen. The concert was well past curfew, so I understand, but it did come to kind of an abrupt end. I am not complaining though, because it is all about the cause, and I thanks all the artists for coming together to contribute to rebuilding the damage caused to the people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We wish them all the best this holiday season.
Van Halen News: Adam Sandler pays tribute to VH in ‘That’s My Boy’, EVH talks tour postponement and more (video)
Even if the first week box office returns and reviews have indicated that Adam Sandler's new movie 'That's My Boy,' is going to be a flop, there will be a few scenes Van Halen fans will want to see.
Three classic Van Halen songs are featured in the movie: 'And The Cradle Will Rock…,' 'Dance The Night Away' and 'Ice Cream Man.' 'That's My Boy' starts off in 1984, when Adam’s character has a major crush on his high school teacher and asks her out on a date to see a Van Halen’s concert. The teacher gets pregnant with his child and Sandler's character ends up finding his way back into his boy's life years later. Sandler’s character wears Van Halen shirts in the movie; wearing the Men's Grey Vintage Eagle Shirt as a teenager and the White 1982 Vintage Lion Shirt as an adult. Both of these shirts are officially licensed and are exclusives to VanHalenStore.com. According to VHND.com, Adam Sandler was officially proclaimed the "Customer of the Year" at Van Halen Store last year, where he placed five huge orders.
Last month, Van Halen released a video in which singer David Lee Roth discussed why the veteran rockers decided to cancel a lengthy run of dates on their current North American tour in support of their 'A Different Kind of Truth' album. In a recent USA Today interview, guitarist Eddie Van Halen reinterated much of what Roth said.
"We bit off more than we could chew," said Eddie. "This record took a lot out of us. And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden [before renovations began on the famed venue], and that threw the schedule out of whack."
Eddie also shared some details about the band's upcoming plans, explaining, "In November, we'll hit Japan, and in the new year, we'll possibly do something special, but I can't talk about it." Speculation is that the band may be playing the Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday, February 3rd in New Orleans.
Addressing the rumors that Roth and the Van Halen's haven't been getting along on the tour, EVH says they're untrue. "Dave's the same as he's always been, funny, witty. Sometimes I can only take that in small doses, because he just goes on and on." Eddie's son, Van Halen bassist Wolfgang added that Roth is "like the Energizer Bunny-- wind it up and see what happens."
Eddie also praised his son, stating: "He's 21 years old, he doesn't smoke, he doesn't drink, he doesn't do drugs. What more could I ask for? He's never done a [expletive] thing wrong." He added that playing with Wolfgang "just feels so natural. Looking back at all the years I've been making music, it feels like he's been there all the time."
Van Halen will tour Japan this November, with dates booked so far in Osaka (Nov. 20), Tokyo (Nov. 27) and Nagoya (Nov. 29).