Billy Joel, Springsteen Headline Sandy Relief Concert

"Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" will air tonight at 8 on many channels, including NBC, the USA Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo and E!

Bruce Springsteen's heart belongs to New Jersey, and Billy Joel is a Long Island boy through and through. Tonight, the Boss and the Piano Man join forces to raise money for the American Red Cross' Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

The one-hour concert, which will be hosted by Matt Lauer of the "Today" show, will take place at NBC’s Rockefeller Plaza studios. It is not open to the public.

It will stream on the Internet at NBC.com, and be heard on Sirius XM satellite radio’s E Street Radio.

Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and Sting will also perform.

John Gruber November 02, 2012 at 04:55 PM
you guys have to turn an event to raise money for disaster victims into a way to criticize the president? Stay classy...
NY Dumpster Diver November 02, 2012 at 05:04 PM
NBC? They will just edit what ever they need to create what they want. They Suck!
Cosmo November 02, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Why only NBC? Where are CBS, FOX and ABC?
Rosie Grier November 02, 2012 at 05:11 PM
John, they just can't stand to see our president doing a GREAT job, and their guy looking as insignificant as he is. They are grasping. Prediction: after the re-election, they will be crying for recounts due to the voting difficulties created by the storm, and begginging for the supreme court to intervene.
Rosie Grier November 02, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Hey Kramer, they are hosting the event on their property.
DFoppiano November 02, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Wish i had power to watch it..
Mels Ditties November 02, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Prediction: after the re-election, they will be crying for recounts due to the voting difficulties created by the storm, and begginging for the supreme court to intervene. And do you think when Obama loses he isn't going to do the same?
Jennifer S. November 02, 2012 at 05:41 PM
The concert is on many TV stations too. I understand many don't have power but if you have a way to stream things on your phone or other devices, you may be able to catch it.
John Gruber November 02, 2012 at 05:48 PM
John Gruber November 02, 2012 at 05:50 PM
you can enjoy mindless propaganda all you want, just don't try to make people believe the same stupidity
Rosie Grier November 02, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I understand that, John. I was offering an explanation as to why the Obama haters try to make it about him.
Irene November 02, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Without electric no one van qatch it. No internet either
Elissa Bass November 02, 2012 at 06:11 PM
The show is airing on all the networks - NBC is hosting it so they are streaming it live on their website for those who still have no power/cable.
Rosie Grier November 02, 2012 at 06:31 PM
But not quite as pointless as your post.
Jaguar-Guy November 02, 2012 at 06:41 PM
And you photo is sickening. You look like a porn star from the late 70's.
Ginger Osann November 02, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Long Island and NJ 's worse natural disaster..many need money..many homes destroyed, no power, no heat, no gas..and you would like to deny help till after election day? How cruel
Nancy Siani November 02, 2012 at 07:23 PM
NBC is donating national airtime & set up for the concert. The only donation number that will be listed is directly to the Red Cross
Roy Biggins November 02, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Nice effort, but meaningless to all those of us with no power and no internet. Someone send me a postcard and let me know how the show went.
Jaguar-Guy November 02, 2012 at 07:38 PM
I understand Ginger, yes never delay aid. Lauer, Williams and that political boob Todd whatzit - ugh, that's all. Let's just have music and donations please.
G November 02, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Wonder if any of the money raised will actually reach the victims
Argile November 02, 2012 at 08:18 PM
This concert is just as pointless as the NYC marathon.
Yvonne Kleine November 02, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I would actually donate double if Bruce and Billy promised NOT to sing.
Marilyn November 02, 2012 at 09:01 PM
MM: The tempers of the LI folks are reaching a peak of anger, no gas, no heat, no dates for electric, downed trees, and Long Island has been hit so hard in this ecomony and now this !!!! The spirit of Long Islanders should be commended, It seems strange to me that the Manhattan, and parts of the more populated areas, pay lower taxes, and get the service first, the poor Long Islander fighting to hold on to their houses, jobs, pay much higher taxes, are at the bottom of the totum pole. My thougts and prayers go out to all Long Islanders, and try to think of the people who lost their lives, and will never ever be able to re-build or spend time waiting on line for gas, or not having a hot shower, or a hot meal. Stay strong, and please know having family on the Island, keep cool, and don't let the anger try control over the great folks you all are. By the way where is the Red Cross !
Micah Danney (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 09:06 PM
The Red Cross has shelters set up at various locations. Two in the Glen Cove/Locust Valley area were shut down and consolidated with others further south for lack of use as of Friday morning.
CM November 02, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Can't watch it. No power, no cable. Oh well...
littleShamrock November 02, 2012 at 09:39 PM
NFB -- was thinking of getting it but I'm going to wait a little longer. I'm hoping if next year is a better year, it will be in my new car. Its been a tough two years, but I'll use your reply as leverage ;) (hey, Im trying everything!). Thanks :)
NK November 03, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Billy Joel and Sting stole the show. Not a Springsteen fan and he wasn't overly impressive. Bon Jovi was ok. Aerosmith tried but after 40 years Tylers voice ain't what it used to be. Didn't hear Mary J or Christine A. They did a good job. I donated.
Jaguar-Guy November 03, 2012 at 11:31 AM
What is Tim Bishop saying about this disaster ?? I have not heard one single word - zip.
Seadog24 November 03, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Why wait. If the concert can be put together in a studio quickly by entertainers that always show up when help is needed then whats the problem..Text the Red Cross and donate. Politics aside the moment, people need help
Robert L. Macchia November 04, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I have to give credit to Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, but I don't agree with their politics.


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