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Paul McCartney reuniting surviving members of Nirvana for 12-12-12 benefit concert

Tonight’s 12-12-12 benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims has turned into a musical juggernaut, with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Kanye West signing on for the Madison Square Garden-hosted event.

And just when you thought that they’d run out of names to add to the lineup, this happens: Nirvana survivors Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear will be playing together as a band again — with Paul McCartney.

But don’t worry, Macca won’t be doing any Kurt Cobain impressions. According to reports, this new venture will resist the urge to play any actual Nirvana songs. Instead, Sir Paul will be debuting a new song that he and Grohl have been secretly working on in the studio. As McCartney told the British Sun, it all started when he decided to ring Grohl up one day and got invited to “jam with some mates.”

And it just so happened that those mates used to play together as Nirvana twenty years ago. “I didn’t really know who they were,” the Beatle said. “They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said ‘Whoa? You guys haven’t played together for all that time?’ And somebody whispered to me, ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.”

Unless McCartney was just having a very vivid dream, the world will get to see what he and the guys came up with when the 12-12-12 concert goes down tonight. (Also, he’ll be playing Saturday Night Live this weekend, so keep an eye on that too.)

If you can’t be at the show in New York, come back here to the Music Mix at 7 p.m. ET, where we’ll be streaming the entire concert live (and providing a full recap tomorrow as well).

To help you get excited, here’s a reminder of what the show’s lineup looks like as of now:

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Rolling Stones join Hurricane Sandy benefit concert

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It’s official: the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden is the most rockin’ relief effort since Live Aid.

The Rolling Stones announced on Twitter that they’ll be performing at the event on Dec. 12, adding their names to an already-stacked lineup that includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, and Roger Waters. And The Who. And Paul McCartney. And Kanye.

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Chris Martin, Eric Clapton added to Hurricane Sandy benefit in NYC

And the lineup for the big 12-12-12 benefit for Hurricane Sandy keeps getting bigger and better.

British rock heavyweights Eric Clapton and Chris Martin have been added to the increasing roster of musicians lined up to play Madison Square Garden. As we reported last week, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and the entire Bon Jovi band were the most recent additions.

Also slated to perform at the benefit are Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, the Who, and Roger Waters. Proceeds from the concert will go toward Hurricane Sandy relief via the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Tickets are on sale now.

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Bon Jovi, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl confirmed for Hurricane Sandy benefit

The list of performers donating their time and effort to the 12-12-12 benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy keeps getting bigger.

The high-profile event, organized by Clear Channel and set for Dec. 12 at Madison Square Garden, already boasted the likes of Paul McCartney and Kanye West. Now they’ve officially confirmed the addition of Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and the full Bon Jovi roster. (Jon Bon Jovi himself had already been slated, but now the New Jersey native will have his band with him.) READ FULL STORY

Vampire Weekend, The Walkmen, Dirty Projectors and more to play Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in Brooklyn

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Musicians just can’t give their money to Hurricane Sandy victims fast enough.

Numerous benefit concerts have already taken place; earlier today, Dave Matthews pledged $1 million in aid; now a bevy of indie stars are joining forces in Brooklyn to help those ravaged by the storm.

This Saturday, Nov. 17, Vampire Weekend, Real Estate, members of the Walkmen and Dirty Projectors, and others will perform acoustic sets at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, an Episcopal church in Brooklyn Heights, with all proceeds going to Occupy Sandy. There’s no set ticket price, but the organization suggests a minimum donation of $30.

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Hurricane Sandy benefit concerts roundup: Chris Cornell, Phillip Phillips, Louis C.K., and more

As we reported earlier this week, NBC’s big musical benefit blowout brought in $23 million for Hurricane Sandy relief funds.

But people up and down the Eastern Seaboard are still rebuilding from the storm, and there are still more ways to help out: a whole slew of musicians and comedians have announced a new round of benefit concerts and events slated for the upcoming weeks and months. Some of the bigger names include Chris Cornell, Jerry Seinfeld, and the Wallflowers, but there are tons more indie-oriented fare too, from Neon Indian to Louis C.K.

Check out our running list of upcoming benefits below, and clink the links for tickets and information. Plus, feel free to share any events we may have left off in the comments section below. (And, of course, those unable to attend these events can always help by donating to the Red Cross’ special Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.)

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Lady Gaga donates $1M to Red Cross for Sandy

Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The New York-born singer posted on her blog Wednesday that she is pledging the money on behalf of her parents and sister. She also said she “would not be the woman or artist that I am today” if it weren’t for places like the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

She writes: “Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours.”

Superstorm Sandy made landfall more than a week ago, killing many of its more than 100 victims in New York City and New Jersey and leaving millions without power.
Lady Gaga added that New York is a place full of “relentless ambition.”

Aimee Mann performs Hurricane Sandy song

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If you live, oh, anywhere on earth right now, you’re aware that Hurricane Sandy devastated the eastern seaboard last week. Subways aren’t running in Manhattan, New Jersey beach boardwalks were all but carried out to sea, Mayor Bloomberg canceled the New York City Marathon — yeah, it’s pretty bad. But we lowly denizens of the East Coast aren’t the only ones who suffered – musicians also felt the wrath of the Frankenstorm. Some, like Donnie Wahlberg, Rosanne Cash, and The Antlers, tweeted their woes mid-hurricane. Aimee Mann, on the other hand, sang about it.

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Hurricane Sandy slightly damages Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Hurricane Sandy’s wrath has turned to the Midwest. The storm slightly damaged the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland this morning, EW has confirmed. READ FULL STORY

Jam your way through Hurricane Sandy with our rainy day songs playlist

Hurricane Sandy may be rocking you like a hurricane if you’re on the east coast right now, but at least it’s not raining on prom night since it’s only October. So grab your umbrella, fire up Spotify (if you still have power!) and start singin’ in the rain to  some of our favorite rainy day tunes. Post your favorites in the comments below and we’ll add them to the playlist!
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