Kanye West, other artists raise money for Sandy victims

US rap artist Kanye West arrives for the presentation of Christian Dior's ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, in Paris, Friday, Sept.28, 2012. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

NEW YORK — Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Kanye West will hit the stage at a Superstorm Sandy benefit concert next month at Madison Square Garden.

MSG announced Thursday that Billy Joel, The Who, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon Jovi will also perform at the Dec. 12 show, dubbed “12-12-12.” More performers will be announced at a later date.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund to benefit those affected by Sandy in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Sandy’s assault more than two weeks ago created widespread damage and power outages throughout the area.

— Associated Press