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Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen Rocked Out, Raised Money at Sandy Relief Concert | Alicia Keys, Kanye West

UpdatePosted 12/12/2012 11:35PM

Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West & More at 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert

Originally posted 12/12/2012 06:30PM

It's time for a concert for a great cause.

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys and Kanye West took the stage at Madison Square Garden for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief.

The concert raised money to benefit those affected by the superstorm in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen to Headline 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert

Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen to Headline 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert

Originally posted 12/07/2012 02:20PM

A benefit concert to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy will showcase both hometown talent, such as Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and stars from abroad, including Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton.

The event – 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief – will be held at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which offers assistance to those in the tri-state area who have been impacted by Sandy, the devastating storm of historic proportions that has left thousands homeless and caused millions of dollars worth of damages.

The event is set for broadcast Dec. 12 and will be live-streamed right here on PEOPLE.com as well as at 121212concert.org.

Other artists set to perform include: Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and more.

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Listen Now: PEOPLE's Music Editor's Top Picks of the Week

Listen Now: PEOPLE's Music Editor's Top Picks of the Week

Originally posted 04/14/2012 10:00AM

Something old (like Michael Jackson's "Human Nature") and something new Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound") are all sharing space on PEOPLE Music Editor Chuck Arnold's playlist. Check out what he has to say about the songs – and click the playlist to hear them on Spotify!

"Get Right" by Jennifer Lopez
I'm not loving the new J.Lo single "Dance Again," but this James Brown-sampling Jam from '05 – the funkiest thing she's ever done – is still righteous.

"This Time" by Melanie Fiona
This banger kicks off The MF Life – the stellar second set from this R&B singer – with a boom.

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Springsteen's Wrecking Ball Is About Keeping Dreams Alive (Review) | Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball Is About Keeping Dreams Alive

Originally posted 03/06/2012 05:45PM

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It's fitting that the two most exhilarating tracks on Bruce Springsteen's new album, Wrecking Ball, are the only ones featuring his beloved E Street Band sideman Clarence Clemons, that giant of a saxman who died last June.

First there's the title cut, which starts as a folky strummer then builds to a rousing anthem for persevering through life's most brutal blows. When Springsteen repeatedly sings the line "Hard times come and hard times go” like a mantra, you can just feel him summoning all his considerable strength and spirit to carry on in the wake of the Big Man's death. It's a devastatingly touching moment.

Then on the gospel-charged "Land of Hope and Dreams," Springsteen imagines boarding that train to heaven, and it sounds like Clemons is waiting and wailing for him at the pearly gates.

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Johnny Depp Rocks Out with Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen | Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney

Johnny Depp Rocks Out with Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen

Originally posted 02/14/2012 06:00AM

Following their closing performance at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, Sir Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen made their way to the Foo Fighters' after-party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place. No sooner did they get there than Johnny Depp arrived and grabbed a glass of wine and a seat in the lounge, cordially greeting friends and fans.

At one point, McCartney approached Depp and mimicked his signature Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow walk – which resulted in lots of laughter. Depp then joined the former Beatle and his wife for dinner; McCartney, a vegetarian, stuck to dishes like the spaghetti Mediterraneano and vegetarian paella. By the end of the evening, fast friends McCartney, Springsteen and Depp were seen discussing the night's big awards and all the winners.
– Jessica Wedemeyer

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Bruce Springsteen Says a Sad Goodbye to Clarence Clemons | Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons

Bruce Springsteen Says a Sad Goodbye to Clarence Clemons

Originally posted 06/19/2011 01:20PM

For Bruce Springsteen, a blinding light went dark.

The rocker paid tribute to his longtime friend and saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died Saturday at age 69 from complications of a stroke.

"Clarence lived a wonderful life," Springsteen, 61, said on his Web site. "He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage."

Calling the loss of the E Street Band member "immeasurable," Springsteen gave thanks to have known the towering 6', 4" sideman he called The Big Man for nearly 40 years.

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Clarence Clemons Dies After Suffering a Stroke

Clarence Clemons Dies After Suffering a Stroke

Originally posted 06/18/2011 09:30PM

Clarence Clemons, the longtime saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, died Saturday of complications from a stroke. He was 69.

Known as The Big Man, the 6', 4" former college football player was a legendary sideman for the New Jersey-born rocker from the early 1970s, playing on such hits as "Born to Run" and "Thunder Road."

Clemons had dealt with a series of medical problems over the past decade, including having both knees replaced and spinal fusion surgery, but his health had seemed to be improving.

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Joe Jonas & Ex Ashley Greene Have a Near Run-In at L.A. Club | Ashley Greene, Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas & Ex Ashley Greene Have a Near Run-In at L.A. Club

Originally posted 05/13/2011 06:00AM

• That could have been awkward! Joe Jonas just missed ex Ashley Greene while arriving at the vaudeville show Beacher's Madhouse inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The singer showed up around 1 a.m., just a few minutes after Greene's departure, and seemed more focused on his entourage than the actual show, which he caught the week before. Greene, meanwhile, sat atop the banquette watching the on-stage shenanigans – which includes dancing Oompa Loompas, live monkeys, goats, and exotic burlesque dancers – as her rumored beau Chris Evans sat nearby.

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Joe Jonas & Ex Ashley Greene Have a Near Run-In at L.A. Club | Ashley Greene, Joe Jonas

Caught in the Act!

Originally posted 05/13/2011 06:00AM

• That could have been awkward! Joe Jonas just missed ex Ashley Greene while arriving at the vaudeville show Beacher's Madhouse inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The singer showed up around 1 a.m., just a few minutes after Greene's departure, and seemed more focused on his entourage than the actual show, which he caught the week before. Greene, meanwhile, sat atop the banquette watching the on-stage shenanigans – which includes dancing Oompa Loompas, live monkeys, goats, and exotic burlesque dancers – as her rumored beau Chris Evans sat nearby.

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FIRST LISTEN: Bruce Springsteen Featured on New Song | Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Featured on New Song 'Summer Soldier'

Originally posted 05/10/2011 12:00PM

The Boss is back – and this time he's lending his voice to a new song about the war in Afghanistan.

Musician Stewart Francke, who interviewed soldiers to help him write the song, says that having Bruce Springsteen featured on Francke's track, "Summer Soldier (Holler If Ya Hear Me,)" is a dream come true.

Listen to the song here

"This is a tremendously cool thing for Bruce to do and of course a great honor for me," Francke says. "It was always his voice I heard on the call and response part of this track, but figured it would remain just a wish."

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