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The Rolling Stones join 12/12/12 Sandy benefit concert

AFP  New York, December 11, 2012
First Published: 13:40 IST(11/12/2012) | Last Updated: 17:46 IST(11/12/2012)

The Rolling Stones will join a star-studded lineup at a December 12 concert to benefit victims of megastorm Sandy, organizers said Friday.

Proceeds from the concert, which falls on the date 12/12/12, will be donated to a foundation for those impacted by the late October storm that plowed into the US northeast, including the hard-hit states of New York and New Jersey.

The storm killed more than 110 people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals.

Already slated to appear at Wednesday's concert, to be held at Madison Square Garden, are New Jersey hometown favorites Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and other top names in rock, including Eric Clapton, the Who nad Paul McCartney.

On Saturday, the Stones will also be in New York for the first of three US concerts, as part of a tour celebrating the group's 50th anniversary. The tour kicked off in late November in London.

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