Monday, May 27, 2024

The Big Hurricane Sandy Concert: Are the Rolling Stones or Zeppelin Joining Bruce, Billy, Paul Et Al?


Are the Rolling Stones joining the big December 12 th Hurricane Sandy concert at Madison Square Garden? Hmmm…Harvey Weinstein has summed the press to a noon press conference today at the Garden to make a special announcement. Of course the Stones play Brooklyn tomorrow night (watch our Twitter feed @showbiz411 for updates) and then play two shows in Newark, New Jersey.

Previously Stones sources insisted they weren’t involved. But I figure you don’t call everyone to the MSG at noon unless someone big is being added. And the Stones are the only really big hold outs– unless Led Zeppelin will play reunited. They’ve been in the States this week for the Kennedy Center honors.

Otherwise, Weinstein, Jim Dolan and John Sykes have a great roster. All the money goes to the Robin Hood Foundation. So far the roster includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

Stay tuned this morning for updates….


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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