Thursday, May 23, 2024

Exclusive: 12-12-12 All Star Rock Concert Rundown of Musical Artists Tonight


The 12-12-12 show is going to big tonight. Like you, I will be watching it from a comfortable BarcaLounger, with Two Boots Pizza and cold Tecate beer. It’s a four hour show at least– Paul McCartney doesn’t start the closing set until 11:30pm. So a guide to what’s happening is helpful. Here’s what I’ve got so far. Keep checking later today as updates come in.

MUSICIANS IN ORDER (subject to change)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band starts at 7:30pm

Roger Waters (with Eddie Vedder)

Bon Jovi

Eric Clapton and friends

The Rolling Stones

Alicia Keys

The Who

Kanye West

Chris Martin of Coldplay

Billy Joel

Paul McCartney (with special guest Dave Grohl)

So far, insiders tell me that McCartney has “Live and Let Die” with the fireworks, but there was no rehearsal for “Hey Jude.”

There are also a ton of celebrities who will speak, mostly in duos. Here’s some of it. They’ll be interspersed: Adam Sandler with Paul Shaffer (who’s the musical director), Seth Meyers and Bobby Moynihan, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, Leonardo Di Caprio, Meryl Streep, Jimmy Fallon, Steve Buscemi, Susan Sarandon, Chelsea Clinton, Bill Crystal, John Stewart, Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx, Jon Stewart, Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper, and Kristen Stewart.

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