Harvey Weinstein and Jim Dolan just announced that the Rolling Stones are indeed joining the A List all star Hurricane Sandy concert called 12-12-12. The show at Madison Square Garden on December 12th will also feature a bunch of celebrities including Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crystal, Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Brian Williams, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, Chelsea Clinton and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Stones, of course, kick off their three nights in New York of anniversary shows tomorrow night with original members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor featured on the program. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards participated in the Concert for New York in September 2001 when Weinstein wrangled most of the same artists to raise money then for World Trade Center victims.
The 12-12-12- show already features Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Billy Joel, The Who, Paul McCartney,Roger Waters, plus Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and a slew of A list performers.
PS The Stones will almost certainly be performing on the Grammys come February. They just hired Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich to produce their Pay Per View special on December 15th. Very good chess move!