12-12-12: Music, Comedy Heavyweights Rock Sandy Benefit Concert

Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart and Adam Sandler were among the stars who took the stage to raise money for victims of the superstorm.

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Bruce Springsteen, who kicked off the star-studded concert, brought out friend and fellow New Jersey-rocker Jon Bon Jovi to perform a musical mash-up of "Born to Run." The "12-12-12" concert benefited The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Click through to see more photos from the concert.
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band kicked off the concert with "Land of Hope and Dreams," followed by "Wrecking Ball."
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Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones were among the many music royalties who performed at the celebrity-studded "12-12-12." "This has got to be the largest collection of old English musicians ever assembled in Madison Square Garden," Jagger later joked of the night's lineup.
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Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who were known for their energetic performances back in the 70's, and if their high-octane performance was any indication, these boys certainly are still rockstars.
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Brit Chris Martin couldn't resist poking fun at fellow Brits One Direction. "I know you really wanted One Direction, but it's way past their bedtime. So you get one quarter of Coldplay," Martin joked.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Piano Man" Billy Joel takes to his signature instrument during the benefit concert. "We're going to be okay. We're going to get through all this. This is New York," Joel told the audience.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has been tirelessly working on Sandy relief efforts, was spotted in the audience enjoying the concert with his wife and son.
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Musician Jon Bon Jovi takes a break from performing on stage to join other photographers capturing images of the benefit concert.
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Actress Katie Holmes took a break from Broadway to make a few remarks, alongside "SNL's" Jason Sudeikis, at the concert.
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New Jersey boys Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi join in on the music festivities, performing "It's My Life" and "Wanted Dead or Alive."
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Funnyman Adam Sandler provided some comic relief, performing a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," swapping lyrics out for the occasion, singing: "Halleluja/Sandy screw ya/We'll get through ya."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Daily Show" host and New Jersey native Jon Stewart delivered some remarks during the concert.
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Musical legend Eric Clapton delivered an energetic set of his own, including "Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out," and "Crossroad Blues."
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Actress Kristen Stewart was also on hand at the event, encouraging viewers to donate. "Now is your chance to be Jersey Strong with us," Stewart said before introducing New Jersey rock band Bon Jovi.
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Roger Walters played a few Pink Floyd classics before Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joined him on stage to perform a rendition of "Comfortably Numb."
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Sir Paul McCartney performed several rocking tunes, including "My Valentine" and "Blackbird" before jamming with Nirvana's Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. "I was in the middle of the Nirvana reunion!" the former Beatle later said.
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Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton was one of many celebrities in attendance at the 12-12-12 concert, benefiting victims of Hurricane Sandy.
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REM frontman Michael Stipe made a surprise appearance, joining Coldplay's Chris Martin onstage to sing "Losing My Religion." "I tried to get the guy from 'Gangnam Style,' he wasn't available," Martin joked when Stipe appeared onstage.
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Singer Alicia Keys, who grew up in Manhattan, brought the show to a close with her New York anthem "Empire State of Mind," as doctors, nurses, firefighters and police officers joined her onstage.
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