Nov 06 2012

NBC Hurricane Sandy Telethon Raises $23 million

NBC's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon raised $23 million for the Red Cross' relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The all-star benefit last Friday featured performances by Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige and Steven Tyler, as well as appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart and Whoopi Goldberg.

"We are incredibly grateful and humbled by this outpouring of support for those who are suffering as a result of Superstorm Sandy," said Peggy Dyer, chief marketing officer for the American Red Cross, in a statement. "Our preliminary results of nearly $23 million raised are an extraordinary example of how the American people pull together in times of disaster. Their generous donations will go directly to those in need, and we urge the public to continue to give. We also thank the dedicated and talented team at NBCUniversal for the millions of people they have helped through this telethon."



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Nov 06 2012

Pete Townshend Leaves Who Encore

Pete Townshend walked off the stage during the encore at a Who show in Sunrise, Florida, yesterday, WPTV reports. The guitarist left during "You Better You Bet" without letting his bandmates know. The show kicked off the Who's first tour in four years.

Before leaving, Townshend appeared to be unhappy with the sound monitors onstage, yelling they were "too loud" before walking off. The 67-year-old has dealt with hearing problems over the past two decades. The band continued into "Baba O' Riley" before ending the show. Townshend didn't reappear.

Townshend's brother Simon said on Twitter, "Pete walked off tonight because it was too loud. Was a good show but had some technical problems."



Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-townshend-leaves-during-encore-at-who-tour-kickoff-20121102#ixzz2BOg8bS3R
Nov 05 2012

The Rolling Stones New Documentary

In 1965, filmmakers followed the Rolling Stones for a weekend tour of Ireland after "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" had just climbed to Number One on the charts. The resulting documentary, Charlie Is My Darling, finally surfaced at the New York Film Festival in September, and will see a box set release on November 6th. Here, the Stones tear through their 1965 hit "The Last Time" with timeless, youthful energy. Every riff, howl and drum pound is captured perfectly in pristine black and white. Now this is a history lesson.



Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/rolling-stones-swagger-through-the-last-time-in-ireland-20121030#ixzz2BJSKRwln

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