'12-12-12' Will Go Down as One of the Most Memorable All-Star Shows in History: What Was Your Favorite Part?

Fergie 2012/12/13 21:00:00
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You know a concert is going to be epic when Bruce Springsteen is booked as the opening act, and Wednesday night's "12-12-12" Hurricane Sandy benefit show did not disappoint. The event was broadcast to over 2 billion households, but if you managed to miss it, check out the videos below.

The most highly anticipated moment of the night was the Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney. Most people wouldn't have picked the Beatle as their first choice to replace Kurt Cobain, but few were complaining once the group started performing their "jam" song. (No they didn't play a Nirvana song.) Dave Grohl is always a force on the drums, and McCartney pushed his signature "Helter Skelter" scream to an unprecedented level.

Other highlights included: a refreshingly hilarious interpretation of "Hallelujah" by Adam Sandler (Gotta love his chorus, "Hallelujah, Sandy screw ya!"), a Michael Stipe cameo (he quickly went back into retirement after singing "Losing My Religion" with Chris Martin), and Eddie Vedder's performance of the Pink Floyd classic "Comfortably Numb" with Roger Waters. "12-12-12" was truly one of the most memorable all-star shows in history, but what did you guys think? What was your favorite part?

Closing out a six-hour concert that featured sets by Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi and Kanye West.

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  • Steve 2012/12/18 21:34:23
    Michael Stipe's Cameo
    The Who stole the show. Kanye west was out of his element and in bad spot to have to follow the very in form WHO. The fact that U2 was not at all represented made it seem like something was missing.
    Stype's cameo was outstanding. The New York area comedians, broadcasters and celebrities were Fantastic in between sets. Did I say the Who stole the show? They did. Period.
  • Amber Fredrick 2012/12/18 16:31:18
    Eddie Vedder's Performance with Roger Waters
    Amber Fredrick
    Eddie Vedder only. They definitely should've done Pearl Jam songs instead of Pink Floyd songs. Ew gross. Eddie Vedder is the man. His voice is like velvet and Roger Waters should retire.
  • NumSkull 2012/12/18 12:04:15
  • james 2012/12/17 12:43:21
    The part without Justin "beaver", Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.
    so every part of it.
  • ll 2012/12/17 06:00:53
    the drunk firefighters! they deserved the recognition..that was sweet!
  • NickTheAceBassist 2012/12/16 22:25:22 (edited)
    The Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney
    and Michael Stipe and Roger Waters. Although I gotta say, The Who playing something besides the five songs they always play (My Generation, Baba O'Riley, Won't Get Fooled Again, Who Are You, and Pinball Wizard) is always great to see.
  • Saga 2012/12/15 13:06:59
    I'm not sure... but it certainly wasn't Kanye. Hahaha. -_-
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2012/12/14 18:49:22
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    the fact that JPM Chase was a sponsor considering the amount of bailout funding they received while expressing they didnt need it at the time.
  • NumSkull Joe Shw... 2012/12/18 12:05:40
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/12/14 17:08:35
    Prime Time Lime
    There were too many performers that were great and I could not pick the best.It is great that mega stars come out to support rebuilding after hurricane Sandy,and the money goes toward helping people out.It was an honourable thing for these stars to do,and I salute then for their efforts.It was very likley the most watched concert yet.
  • Wulfdane 2012/12/14 16:16:20 (edited)
    Your numbers are misleading. They were *aiming for* two billion viewers (they had the potential to reach that many viewers), that is not how many people actually watched it.

    I myself Didn't watch it, it seems a lot of people didn't watch it.
  • Lanikai 2012/12/14 16:09:24
    Not watching the self congratulatory hollyweirds ct like they give a crap.
  • Flowers 2012/12/14 15:25:53
    I didn't watch it
  • Lady Winters 2012/12/14 15:04:56 (edited)
    Lady Winters
    2 billion people watched it but apparently half the people on sodahead did not. lol
    I didn't know it was on. Though I probably wouldn't have watched it anyway.
  • Wulfdane Lady Wi... 2012/12/14 16:27:28 (edited)
    That is not how many people watched, that is what they were aiming for.

    Big difference.
  • Lady Wi... Wulfdane 2012/12/14 20:55:47
    Lady Winters
    ah ok, thanks for clarifying.
  • Rob Clary 2012/12/14 14:53:30
    Rob Clary
    the end......lol
  • greenpac6 2012/12/14 14:48:37
    The end of it
  • sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~ 2012/12/14 14:35:51
    The Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney
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    That was utterly awesome, to say the least :)
  • Chaya2010 2012/12/14 14:09:07
    I wasn't aware there was a 12/12/12 show....cool.
  • brunyon 2012/12/14 13:39:06
    didn't watch, won't remember
  • Kenny 2012/12/14 13:34:12
    Bon Jovi
  • cutestuff 2012/12/14 13:24:53 (edited)
    Best thing that happened on 12/12/12 was i started dating my bf
  • Twinky 2012/12/14 07:43:52 (edited)
    Never even heard of it.
    Find it hard to believe 2 billion people watched it. Not that the UK is big or anything - but there was nothing about it here at all.
  • whispering hands 2012/12/14 06:35:43
  • beachbum 2012/12/14 05:42:37
    Why would I watch it?
  • Jay Theyme 2012/12/14 04:24:38
    Jay Theyme
    Sorry but I don't agree this was epic or unforgettable. I barely know anyone who bothered watching or commenting. A few odd tweets popped up. Dull and unimportant.
    A good 'finally enough of you' last appearance for about 10 different performers/bands.
  • Scheißegal 2012/12/14 02:49:13
    The Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney
    Adam Sandler was great too.
  • Kigan 2012/12/14 02:38:39
    I'll be honest, I had absolutely no interest in this.
  • Todd The Libertarian 2012/12/13 23:48:50
    Todd The Libertarian
    Billy Joel,the hometown boy.
  • Joe 2012/12/13 23:31:42
    The Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney
    McCartney was awesome with Grohl et al. It is not Nirvana without Kurt though!

    Paul is such a genuine and generous guy. It was great to see him out there interacting with everyone.
  • moriarty 2012/12/13 23:03:52
    a six hour event of music that was intended to make listeners comfortably numb and apathetic
  • Robert Strobel 2012/12/13 22:00:10
    Robert Strobel
    Did not watch it .

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