Rolling Stones to play Sandy benefit concert
The Rolling Stones have been added to the list of artists performing at the superstorm Sandy benefit concert next week in New York City.
Wednesday’s bill already had included Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and others.
Producers of the show said Friday they already had raised $30 million that will be distributed to storm victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut through the Robin Hood Foundation.
The show is sold out.
The concert is dubbed “12-12-12.” It will take place at Madison Square Garden.
Jennifer Nettles gives birth
Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles has a new member of the family.
A statement issued Friday says Nettles gave birth to son Magnus Hamilton Miller on Thursday. It’s the first child for the 38-year-old singer and her husband, Justin Miller.
Nettles says in the statement the couple is thankful for all the prayers and support they’ve received “and are excited to take some time together as a new family.” Nettles and Miller celebrated their first wedding anniversary last month.
Multiplatinum-selling Sugarland, comprising Nettles and duo partner Kristian Bush, is one of country music’s most popular acts. The duo is off the road for the time being, but fans can catch Nettles hosting ABC’s pre-recorded CMA Country Christmas on Dec. 20.
Vindicator wire services