It's hard to find anyone better than New Jersey's home state hero Bruce Springsteen when it comes to opening a benefit show for victims of the East Coast's Hurricane Sandy. As expected, the inspirational rocker kicked off the '12-12-12' benefit on a high note, and he welcomed a fellow New Jersey favorite in Jon Bon Jovi to raise the excitement level even higher. Springsteen and a Roger Waters-Eddie Vedder collaboration were among the early highlights of the '12-12-12' benefit.
It's looking like tonight's '12-12-12' benefit show will be one to remember. Not only is Paul McCartney heavily rumored to be joining the living members of Nirvana onstage, but former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters says he's preparing a collaboration with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder for the broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are making plenty of memories in 2012, this time playing the rare concert at another baseball shrine, Chicago's Wrigley Field. "The Boss" and his band also couldn't help but invite a couple of longtime Chicago favorites - Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello - to join them frequently during the first of two performances in the Windy City.
Tom Petty and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder have been following each other around Europe, so they decided to team up on Sunday night in Amsterdam. After headlining separate sets at the isle of Wight Festival, the pair ended up on the same stage and sang two Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hits together.