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- Posted on Dec 10th 2012 12:00PM by Dan Reilly
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While residents of the Tri-State Area are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some of the most legendary musicians in the world are uniting for the epic 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief. The show, which will be live-streamed on Spinner, will take place at Madison Square Garden this Wednesday, Dec. 12.
In advance of the even, local artists Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi took time to discuss the impact the hurricane had on them and the places they grew up: New Jersey, New York City and Long Island.
"The Jersey coast had a very unique personality," Springsteen says. "There's some places where there's well-to-do people, there's places where there's working-class people, middle-class people were able to have homes, so to see it washed away was just very painful ... I wouldn't want to see that part of it and that life disappear and I don't think it's necessarily going to be that easy."
"A gentleman told me how he was hanging out the second story by his fingertips and someone on a raft had to come rescue him," Bon Jovi says. "This storm lasted a day, but the effects of it are going to last a lifetime. But in our time of need, people come together in a way that is unique to who and what we are, and I love that."
Check out those videos, along with Keys and Joel recounting the devastation they witnessed, below, and come back to Spinner at 7:30 ET this Wednesday to see Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney rock MSG.