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FYI/TMI: Benefit For Hurricane Sandy To Air Friday, Guns N' Roses Cause Trouble In Paradise
Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen among artists to benefit Hurricane Sandy, classic rockers under scrutiny in Las Vegas
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GRAMMY Winners To Perform For Hurricane Sandy Benefit
GRAMMY-winning artists Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting, and GRAMMY-nominated comedian Jimmy Fallon are set to perform on "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," a one-hour special benefiting the American Red Cross in the aftermath of the recent Hurricane Sandy. The special will be hosted by TV journalist Matt Lauer and will be broadcast from New York on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. EST.
Trouble In Guns N' Roses Paradise
It appears there may be some trouble in Guns N' Roses' paradise, yet again. In honor of the band's nearly month-long residency at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Sin City is commemorating the classic rockers by temporarily renaming the famed Paradise Road to Paradise City Road. But GNR were subsequently criticized after they used controversial artwork from their 1987 debut album Appetite For Destruction to promote their upcoming concerts, and city officials are reportedly regretting their decision to change the street's name. The band was still honored at a ceremony on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, minus frontman Axl Rose, who may still be angry at being called a "loser" by former GNR members Duff McKagan and Slash. Sounds like sweet November rain will reign over Vegas this month.