MTV Launches Hurricane Relief Campaign
Watch VH1 on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Kanye West, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones are among several artists who have been added to MTV and VH1 Hurricane Katrina relief special. Details to follow on MTV UK transmission times.
Other participating artists include will also partake, along with previously announced artists Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Maroon 5, Good Charlotte, Audioslave, Simple Plan, Common, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Melissa Etheridge and Motley Crew.
Several artists with ties to the Louisiana and Mississippi area, including Trent Reznor, 3 Doors Down, Cash Money's Baby and Lil' Wayne, the Neville Brothers
"Since we announced this campaign, there has been an incredible outpouring of support from the music and entertainment community, who want to lend their voices, performances or messages of hope to those in need," Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music Group, said in a statement. "The affected area hit hard by Hurricane Katrina shares a rich musical and cultural heritage, so it's all the more meaningful that we try to support these massive relief efforts through music and encouraging our audiences to help any way they can."
"ReAct Now: Music & Relief" will be broadcast commercial-free from New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta on MTV Channels worldwide.
The special will raise funds for the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, America's Second Harvest and similar organizations. Additional details will be announced in the coming days.
Watch it on VH1 on Sunday at 1 p.m.