The Straits Times
Published on Nov 02, 2012

NBC to hold Sandy benefit, Bon Jovi urges donation


NEW YORK (AP) - NBC will hold a benefit concert on Friday for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit.

Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, both famously from New Jersey, and Billy Joel, whose own Long Island was hard hit, are scheduled to appear at the concert, hosted by Today show co-host Matt Lauer.

Others taking part include Christina Aguilera, Sting, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Kevin Bacon, Mary J. Blige, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini and Al Roker.

Bon Jovi was in London when the storm hit. He cancelled his plans to be with his family and was returning to New Jersey on Thursday, according to his representative.