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Watch Video Highlights From The 12/12/12 Sandy Benefit

Watch Video Highlights From The 12/12/12 Sandy Benefit 

After last night’s big Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Madison Square Garden, we figured it best to give you the afternoon to decompress. Late Wednesday evening we shared with you video of the headliner Paul McCartney teaming with Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear and Dave Grohl to perform a new song called “Cut Me Some Slack“. That video you can watch here.  Below this strong worded paragraph, we’ve place a couple of video highlights of the evenings proceedings for you to view on your own time. Check them out:

First up, everybody’s favorite pretend Grunger Edder Vedder joined Roger Waters on stage to sing a duet on Comfortably Numb

http://youtu.be/_4c_8rTuddU

Mr. Slowhand himself also known as God, Eric Clapton came out to play a brief three song set that concluded with Crossroads

The Who slipped some F-Bombs past the censors, and that’s something everyone can enjoy. But here, some fan filmed footage by someone with a speedy internet connection. Here’s “Who Are You

Last Night, Chris Martin became just a shade less of a pussy when he brought out  R.E.M.‘s Micheal Stipe during his short set. The duo sang “Losing My Religion” and it was freaking awesome. Probably my personal highlight even though I really, really, really hate this Chris Martin guy.

Finally, here’s Paul McCartney playing “Live And Let Die”.

Is your favorite moment of last night missing from these highlights? Well here’s something that could be fun: Leave us a comment with your personal highlight of the evening and we’ll add it in for you. That’s how we roll.

Alice Cooper Raises the Dead in Airway Heights, WA

Alice Cooper at the Northern Quest Casino – Airway Heights, WA – 11/17/2012

On Saturday night, The Natural Stoner (TNS) and I made our way over to the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, WA to see the legendary Alice Cooper. I had wanted to see Cooper for years, but sadly never got around to going one of his shows before. Yeah, I know, I’ve only had more than thirty years to make that happen. However, after watching the stream of his 2012 Bonnaroo set, I knew that I would be there the next time he played the northwest.

TNS and I arrived at the casino a couple hours before the show started. I figured we would grab a few drinks, tour the casino floor, and maybe win some cash along the way (unfortunately, that last one didn’t quite play out). So we strolled around the casino, checked out the merch table (t-shirts started at $40), and wasted time until the show began at 7:30 p.m.

We headed into the venue and took our seats at about 7:25 p.m.  I had a nice little buzz going and was ready to have a great night rocking out to some awesome Alice Cooper hits. The lights dimmed and Cooper hit the stage to the unmistakable guitar opening of Hello Hooray. The sold-out 1,300-seat theater erupted in cheers, especially from TNS who had been hoping for months that this song was back in the set list after it apparently went missing from some of his shows over the summer.

The ninety-minute set was packed with classic Alice Cooper hits such as Welcome to my Nightmare, I’m Eighteen, Poison, and School’s Out. What really made it all worth it for me was the four-pack of songs that I had wanted to hear—the previously mentioned opener Hello Hooray, Under my Wheels, Be My Lover, and a song that forever is burned into my childhood memory as a result of watching Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives about a hundred times, He’s Back (the Man Behind the Mask).

The show had everything you would expect from an Alice Cooper show, including strapping on a gas mask and then morphing into a giant Frankenstein’s monster during Teenage Frankenstein. Of the many highlights throughout the night, one that will stand out for many is Cooper’s twenty-minute Raise the Dead tribute to Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and Keith Moon by covering Break on Through (to the Other Side), Revolution, Foxy Lady, and My Generation, respectively.

 

Cooper is the original master of the macabre and has been influential to many artists over the past forty years. There are not many performers who can still work a crowd the way Cooper does, puting on one hell of a rock show. Backed by a great band, and with such an extensive catalog of hits, Alice Cooper brought fans to their feet with an amazing experience. For those of us who were lucky enough to be there, it was a show that we will remember for a long time.

Hurricane Sandy Benefit At MSG w/ Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Who And More

So for about a week or so, Madison Square  Garden has told us they’ll be having a benefit show for Hurricane Sandy victims, and said that “big names” will be announced. Well, they weren’t lying.

On December 12th, (12/12/12) To benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, The Who (half the Who), Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Kanye West, Alicia Keys And More will be performing at MSG in more attempts and helping folks hurt financially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.   It’s being presented by Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio.  Learn more about the event and donate: http://www.121212concert.org/

UPDATE  As of 11/27: Some artists have been added to the festivities at Madison Square Garden for the 12/12/12 benefit. These guys are named Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder . Head over to the official website for ticketing details.

UPDATE As of 12/03: Eric Clapton and Chris Martin have also been added to the benefit.

Brooklyn Vegan says there will be a telecast, and tickets are on sale here via Ticketmaster

The Who Will Tour North America Performing “Quadrophenia”

The Who Will Tour North America Performing “Quadrophenia” 

Brace yourselves folks because The Who are embarking on an Arena tour of North America playing their album “Quadrophenia” (during the anniversary of it’s 40th year), and they’re not just playing a handful of dates here and there.  Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be backed buy  Zak Starkey (Ringo‘s kid-drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals) will kick off a tour November 1st with it’s 1st leg going to December 9th then in 2013  leg 2 kicks off in Anaheim January 28th and goes to the end of February in Rhode Island

I’m asking as a fan that we get ourselves some better performances than the one we got at the Super Bowl whatever year that was. We do not need any more Pete Townshend fake wind-mills.  If you can’t do it, don’t do it.

For more info, head to the Who’s Official Website here or search Twitter with the hash-tag #TheWhoTour , I’m sure you’ll find some interesting commentary about it. The dates lay below, see if they’re coming to your town

 The Who “Quadrophenia” Tour Dates:

 Leg #1

Tue 11/1 Sunrise, FL (BankAtlantic Center)

Sat 11/3 Orlando, FL (Amway Center)

Mon 11/5 Duluth, GA (The Arena at Gwinnett Center)

Thu 11/8 Greenville, SC (Bi-Lo Center)

Fri 11/9 Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)

Sun 11/11 Pittsburgh, PA (CONSOL Energy Arena)

Tue 11/13 Washington, DC (Verizon Center)

Wed 11/14 Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)

Fri 11/16 Boston, MA (TD Garden)

Tue 11/20 Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)

Wed 11/21 Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place)

Fri 11/23 Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)

Sat 11/24 Detroit, MI (Joe Louis Arena)

Tue 11/27 Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)

Thu 11/29 Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)

Sun 12/2 Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)

Wed 12/5 New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)

Thu 12/6 Newark, NJ (Prudential Center)

Sat 12/8 Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)

Sun 12/9 Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)

Leg #2

Mon 1/28 Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)

Wed 1/30 Los Angeles, CA (STAPLES Center)

Fri 2/1 Oakland, CA (Oracle Arena)

Sat 2/2 Reno, NV (Reno Events Center)

Tue 2/5 San Diego, CA (Valley View Casino Center)

Wed 2/6 Glendale, AZ (Jobing.com Arena)

Fri 2/8 Las Vegas, NV (The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)

Tue 2/12 Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)

Thu 2/14 Tulsa, OK (BOK Center)

Sat 2/16 Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Arena)

Sun 2/17 Columbus, OH (Schottenstein Center)

Tue 2/19 Hamilton, ON (Copps Coliseum)

Thu 2/21 Uniondale, NY (Nassau Coliseum)

Fri 2/22 Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)

Sun 2/24 Manchester, NH (Verizon Wireless Arena)

Tue 2/26 Providence, RI (Dunkin’ Donuts Center)

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