In late October, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast coast leaving many areas in New York and New Jersey completely destroyed. On Wednesday, some of the music industry's biggest names took the stage at New York City's Madison Square Garden to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims during the 12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief. And while it was a night about rectifying all the horror created by the storm, it was also a night about entertaining. In case you missed it, here are some the the best highlights from the concert, including the historic musical event of Sir Paul McCartney jamming with the surviving members of Nirvana, Adam Sandler's unforgettable "Hallelujah" performance, and the sight of Kanye West in a skirt for 20 minutes.
Paul McCartney Reunites Living Members of Nirvana
The impossible became possible on the stage at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. After McCartney finished performing The Beatles' classic "Helter Skelter," Nirvana's Dave Grohl, Kris Novoselic, and Pat Smear reunited and joined McCartney to sing a new song called "Cut Me Some Slack."
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Adam Sandler Performs "Hallelujah — Sandy, Screw Ya!"
Sandler made up his own comedic version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with a mix of lyrics that slammed some of pop culture's finest. Lindsay Lohan's cop problems, New Jersey losing the Nets, and Mike "The Situation" always taking off his clothes were just some of the jokes Sandler touched on in his parody.
Kanye West Performs for 20 Plus Minutes in a Skirt
While the best in rock n' roll took the stage to put on a show, we also got to see West do a 20 plus minute rap performance. While he didn't exactly fit in with the lineup, it probably didn't help that West decided to rock a skirt on stage that he most likely borrowed from his girlfriend Kim Kardashian's closet. Mercy, West maybe should have consulted his "clique" before going on stage. Then again, they probably would have told him he looked hot.
Coldplay's Chris Martin and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe Duet
Martin and Stipe went for a more relaxed feel as they performed an acoustic version of "Losing My Religion."
Bruce Springsteen Starts the Party
As Jersey royalty, it only made sense for Springsteen to kick the concert into action. Springsteen and his E Street Band began right on key with hits "Land of Hope and Dreams," "My City in Ruins," and "Wrecking Ball."
Kristen Stewart Takes the Stage
Stewart took to the stage to introduce another Jersey boy, Jon Bon Jovi.
Bon Jovi Serenades "Wanted Dead or Alive"
The band also played their classic sing-a-long "It's My Life."
"Piano Man" Billy Joel Is in a "New York State of Mind"
Like he did turing the Sandy telethon last month, Joel changed the lyrics to "Miami 2017" to reflect Sandy's victims. He also sang "Movin' Out," "New York State of Mind," and "River of Dreams."
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