Sandy benefit set to rock the world
benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy, headlined by The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Eric Clapton and Kanye West, will be broadcast live to Australian audiences today. The 12-12-12 show at New York’s Madison Square Gardens, also featuring Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Dave Grohl and Chris Martin, will be shown from 11.15am today. A host of celebrities have also come on board to present at the event, including Steve Buscemi, Billy Crystal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Stewart and Quentin Tarantino. The organisers behind the mega-star fundraiser show say the event is expected to make history as the most widely distributed live musical event ever, with two billion people around the globe expected to tune in. The show will mark The Rolling Stones’ final concert for their 50th anniversary tour. The Stones have played in London and New York on their 50 and Counting tour. PAY TV channel Starpics broadcasts theThe Concert for Sandy Relief live from New York’s Madison Square Garden. Proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides money, material and know-how to local organisations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm. screens live on subscription channel STARPICS and on the Classic Hits websites WSFM 101.7, Gold 104.3, Cruise 1323 and 4KQ.