Sandy ben­e­fit set to rock the world

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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.

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