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Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Kanye West and More Perform at 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert

December 13, 2012 (7:42 am) GMT
Legendary rocker Springsteen opens the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief in New York City that gathers the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Kanye West and More Perform at 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert

New York's Madison Square Garden was filled with music Wednesday night, December 12 as rock and roll legends led a veritable "who's who" in entertainment industry to raise funds to help victims of superstorm Sandy. The Boss, , opened the show with his hits "Land of Hope and Dreams", "Wrecking Ball", "My City of Ruins" and "Jersey Girl".

He was joined by friend and 's frontman for their mash-up of Springsteen's "Born to Run". Both Springsteen and Bon Jovi were from New Jersey, which, together with New York, was one of the areas badly hit by Sandy. Later on, Bon Jovi the group also played their hits "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "It's My Life".

's performed some of the band's classics before collaborating with 's for a rendition of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb". Rock and roll legends , , and were also on hand to perform for the crowd.

Other genres were not to be left behind. played the new track "Brand New Me" from her newest album "" and an old hit "No One", while brought hip-hop to the stage with some of his hits which included "Golddigger" and "Stronger". Known for being a designer himself, he wore an attention-grabbing leather skirt while performing onstage.

Light moments were provided by comedians , , , and , who delivered a parody of 's "Hallelujah" singing "Sandy screw ya!, we'll get through ya!". Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City were also in attendance, while made a surprise appearance.

Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi's duet:


Adam Sandler perform with Paul Shaffer on keyboards:


Kanye West's performance:


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