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(The Hollywood Reporter)   19 million people tuned in to watch the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert. The number would have been greater, but Comcast and Time-Warner still haven't fixed the cable in New York or New Jersey   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 25
    More: Followup, Americans, Time Warner, Bruce Springsteen, Nielsen, Rolling Stones, Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon  
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2012-12-15 05:39:56 PM  
In before in before

/slashies
 
2012-12-15 05:47:21 PM  
Don't be fatuous.
 
2012-12-15 06:06:12 PM  
Meh. You didn't miss much.
 
2012-12-15 06:12:05 PM  
I turned it on part way through. I was treated to a five minute chat with Ben Stiller, followed by Billy Crystal joking about how nobody watching knows when he is anymore. Then he introduced that emotionless chick from Twilight. I changed the channel and didn't look back.

I figure I can always check out videos of the music online afterwards if I feel like it.
 
2012-12-15 06:25:41 PM  

NeoCortex42: I turned it on part way through. I was treated to a five minute chat with Ben Stiller, followed by Billy Crystal joking about how nobody watching knows when he is anymore. Then he introduced that emotionless chick from Twilight. I changed the channel and didn't look back.

I figure I can always check out videos of the music online afterwards if I feel like it.


I just heard that Kanye West showed up wearing a leather skirt. And that some pants-shiatting right wingers got really butthurt over the fact he was there. Link

Good times.
 
2012-12-15 06:28:29 PM  

NeoCortex42: followed by Billy Crystal joking about how nobody watching knows when he is anymore.


9:00am?
 
2012-12-15 06:32:37 PM  
I'll fix it. Ich bin ein expert.
 
2012-12-15 06:36:19 PM  
Suckers...I had my generator all oiled up and watched it on Satellite...

/when is the benefit for Samoa on?
 
2012-12-15 07:27:05 PM  
Who actually thinks any of the money raised is going to someone in need?
 
2012-12-15 07:30:27 PM  
NY and NJ would watch their own benefit concert if they could? How masturbatory.
 
2012-12-15 07:35:09 PM  
After expenses they should have about $50 to donate to the rebuilding.
 
2012-12-15 07:36:23 PM  
Old people singing... where's Lawrence Welk when you need him?
 
2012-12-15 07:40:21 PM  

Brick-House: Old people singing... where's Lawrence Welk when you need him?


De-composing.
 
2012-12-15 08:28:52 PM  
Caught Springsteen's opening. A little off. Flipped by a couple other times for 30 second bytes.
 
2012-12-15 08:35:58 PM  
If those rich asshole celebrities each donated 1% of their money, all of the affected neighborhoods could be rebuilt with money to spare.
 
2012-12-15 08:44:25 PM  
It was worth watching just for The Who.

/and as a huge Springsteen fan I can honestly say, he stunk
 
2012-12-15 08:49:42 PM  
I watched only the end and thought McCartney was ok, then I started mathing out his age and and thought he did amazing.

I was drunk, so how old is he?
 
2012-12-15 09:02:58 PM  

Another Government Employee: Caught Springsteen's opening. A little off.


MagicBus: /and as a huge Springsteen fan I can honestly say, he stunk


These. The one that really caught me was when he came out to do "Who Says You Can't Go Home" with Bon Jovi and realized there was zero power behind his voice. Sad, but TBH even as a singer I don't know how it doesn't happen more often.
 
2012-12-15 09:23:48 PM  
I liked the part where DJ Driveby was wearing the lady skirt.
 
2012-12-15 11:59:43 PM  
I saw some of the concert including Kanye's performance the other night. After a couple of songs my wife asked me "This is terrible, why are you still watching this?" And I replied, "It has to get better, he wouldn't be this popular if his whole performance was this bad."

But it never got better. Kanye West is atrocious in concert. I truly have no idea why someone would pay money to see him.
 
2012-12-16 12:43:21 AM  
Watched on DVR, so I could FF through the speeches and most of the acts (never had much interest in Kanye West, Billy Joel, or Bon Jovi).

Roger Waters's set seemed odd for a benefit concert, although it was fun watching him play "Money" to such a well-heeled, self-congratulatory crowd (I'm sure the irony of it went right over their heads).

The Nirvana "reunion" with Sir Paul came off surprisingly well, sounding kind of like "Breed" with a somewhat less catchy hook. Dave Grohl obviously learned to play drums watching Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem on The Muppet Show.

Speaking of reunions, how about The Who bringing back Keith Moon for "Bellboy"? All in all, I thought their performance was the surprise of the night, with just the right balance of energy and pathos. More than made up for their uninspired set at the Super Bowl two Januarys ago. (At the time I thought they were just showing their age, but now I believe they probably felt out of their element in New Orleans and were wondering the whole time why they accepted the gig in the first place.)

Another bright spot was Eric Clapton, backed by nothing more than a drummer and bassist. A welcome relief from all the back-up singers, brass sections, and extra guitarists that other acts were cluttering up their sound with.
 
2012-12-16 01:09:07 AM  

Cornelius Dribble: The Nirvana "reunion" with Sir Paul came off surprisingly well, sounding kind of like "Breed" with a somewhat less catchy hook. Dave Grohl obviously learned to play drums watching Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem on The Muppet Show.


The song they played, Cut Me Some Slack, is really growing on me. The most apt description of it was from Krist Novoselic's twitter, where he described it as Helter Skelter meets Scentless Apprentice. Here's a video of the live performance. McCartney rocks pretty hard for someone that's 70 years old. Dave, as usual, beats the drums like they just raped his mother.
 
2012-12-16 02:09:22 AM  
I went to the show, it was a fun night. The highlights for me included Eddie Vedder singing w/ Roger Waters on Comfortably Numb, Paul McCartney and the guys from Nirvana, Chris Martin and Michael Stipe performing Losing My Religion, The Who, and Eric Clapton.
 
2012-12-16 08:25:53 AM  
Highlights; Paul sounding great doing not oft played Beatles, Clapton killing it with a stripped down band, seeing Grohl and Krist again. Lowlights; Kanye, Bon Jovi, Springblech, and the cryptkeepers cousin Mick Jagger shaking his ass, and then showing his true self storming off the stage early because something didn't go his way. At a benefit concert.
 
2012-12-16 08:34:01 AM  

xdedd: I saw some of the concert including Kanye's performance the other night. After a couple of songs my wife asked me "This is terrible, why are you still watching this?" And I replied, "It has to get better, he wouldn't be this popular if his whole performance was this bad."

But it never got better. Kanye West is atrocious in concert. I truly have no idea why someone would pay money to see him.


Watching his performance solidified my thought that I should only see rap live if there is a full band behind the artist. I've seen Nas and The Roots, and I know Jay-Z and Eminem have live bands. It truly turns the performance from decent karaoke to a live experience.
 
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