McCartney to Headline N.Y. Benefit

Friday, September 28th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LONDON (AP) _ Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, Macy Gray and Gwyneth Paltrow are among the stars who will participate in ``The Concert for New York,'' a benefit for those affected by the World Trade Center attacks.

The four-hour concert, scheduled for Oct. 20 at Madison Square Garden, will be broadcast live on VH1 and simulcast on radio stations across the country, VH1 said in a statement. AOL will also provide a live Webcast.

A phone number will be featured so viewers and listeners can make a donation. All the money will go to aid the victims of the attacks and their families, said the network.

Among the performers lined up for the concert include Bon Jovi, the Goo Goo Dolls, India.Arie, The Who, James Taylor, and Melissa Etheridge. Jim Carrey, John Cusack and Jerry Seinfeld have also agreed to participate, the network said.

Organizers also plan to invite 5,000 members of the New York fire, police and rescue crews, as well as their families.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 7.