12 FACTS ABOUT 12/12/12

Tune into MSG on Friday, Jan. 1 at 11:30 PM for an in-depth look at the 12-12-12 concert that raised money and awareness for the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Here’s a closer look at a dozen cool moments from the monumental concert:


The event was organized by James Dolan, (Executive Chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company), John Sykes (President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises) and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company)


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off the benefit concert with “Land of Hope and Dreams”


John Bon Jovi joined Bruce Springsteen on “Born to Run” and Springsteen joined Bon Jovi on “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”


Adam Sandler rewrote “Hallelujah” with a Hurricane Sandy play on words


Mick Jagger’s New York City apartment was flooded with two feet of water


The Who changed their lyric “Teenage Wasteland” to “Sandy Wasteland”


The concert aired on 37 television stations in the United States, over 200 others worldwide, streamed on 30 websites, played on numerous radio stations and even played in movie theaters


The concert helped the Robin Hood Relief Fund to distribute $75 million to the victims of Hurricane Sandy


Richie Sambora’s mother’s house was damaged from the storm


Paul McCartney performed with Nirvana singing “Cut Me Some Slack”


A Middle Eastern sheikh told Harvey Weinstein that he would donate $500,000 in cash if he could get the opportunity to talk to actress Kristen Stewart for 30 minutes


The fundraiser started at 7:30 PM and ended close to 1:30 AM