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Green Day and others will perform for hurricane relief

MTV to Air Katrina Relief Special
Published September 6, 2005

The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Green Day and Neil Young will be among the artists performing in Katrina relief special.

The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Neil Young are among several artists who have been added to MTV, VH1 and CMT's Hurricane Katrina relief special, titled ReAct Now: Music and Relief, airing commercial-free this Saturday from 8 to 11 PM Eastern and Pacific. The program will feature a mix of live and taped performances and messages from more than 30 artists. Other participants include the newly engaged Sheryl Crow, Brian Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Audioslave, Kanye West, Simple Plan, Common, John Mayer, Kid Rock, Dashboard Confessional, Maroon 5, Good Charlotte, Melissa Etheridge, Mötley Crüe, Goo Goo Dolls, Staind and Alan Jackson. Several artists with ties to the Louisiana and Mississippi area will also partake, including Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, 3 Doors Down, Cash Money rappers Baby and Lil' Wayne, Marc Broussard and the Radiators and the Neville Brothers. Previously announced artists include Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, David Banner, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and John Mellencamp. ReAct Now: Music & Relief will be broadcast commercial-free from New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta and will air simultaneously on MTV, VH1, CMT, MTV2, VH1 Classic and mtvU, as well as on the broadband online channels MTV Overdrive and VSpot. The special will raise funds for the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, America's Second Harvest and similar organizations.