Published on November 1st, 2012 | by Jeremy Bloom0
Hurricane Sandy benefit Friday night: Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting, Bon Jovi
Want to do something for Hurricane Sandy relief? Here’s your chance!
Friday night, NBC will host a telathon mega-concert, “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” to raise funds. Scheduled to appear so far:
Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting, Jon Bon Jovi
Watch some amazing music and call in your donations… and share this around so all your friends will know to join in!
The one-hour telecast will be broadcast commercial-free on NBC, as well as on NBC Universal networks Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA and live streamed on NBC.com. All funds will go to the Red Cross’ relief fund for Sandy victims. “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer will host.
UPDATE: Who could possibly NOT like a benefit concert for Hurricane victims? Fox News, of course. They find the timing suspect… possibly even sinister! Since helping your neighbors and having an effective government response are, after all, highly Democratic actions, they should have waited until after the election… ?
“Good intention, raise some money for victims, but the timing is more than suspect,” Bolling said. “Is this more political? Is this more, let’s get this thing on TV before the election to help President Obama look more presidential? Or is it more to help out victims?”
“It does look like they’re trying to squeeze it in,” said Doocy. He noted that during a Hurricane Katrina telethon in 2005, Kanye West famously said that President Bush “doesn’t care about black people.”
“How’s NBC going to control what people say?” Doocy asked.
Springsteen and Bon Jovi have deep roots on the Jersey Shore, which was devastated by the Hurricane.
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The club, at the ocean’s edge in Asbury Park, N.J., one of the shoreline communities lashed by the storm, has been associated with Springsteen since he performed there early in his career, and he continues to make appearances.
To donate, visit www.redcross.org or call 800-RED-CROSS Donations of $10 will also be added to your cellphone bill by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.
(Photo of Bruce Springsteen at the Stony Poney in New Jersey from the book “For You Original Stories and Photographs by Bruce Springsteen’s Legendary Fans“. PhotoCredit: Peter Howes© . Stone Pony 2012 photo by Victor Bubudias.)