Stars Sign On For Cancer Benefits

Bilal, India.Arie, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, the Who's Roger Daltrey, and Shelby Lynne are among the artists slated to perform Oct. 11 at City of Hope's Spirit of Life

Bilal, India.Arie, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, the Who's Roger Daltrey, and Shelby Lynne are among the artists slated to perform Oct. 11 at City of Hope's Spirit of Life cancer fundraising dinner at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, Billboard Bulletin reports.

The event, to honor Vivendi Universal executive vice chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr., will feature reworkings of Motown songs. Melissa Etheridge, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Ronan Keating, Jonny Lang, Smokey Robinson, Sisqo, and the Temptations are also scheduled to perform.

Meanwhile, Arista Records has teamed with retailer Ann Taylor for the third consecutive year to release a 10-song compilation of previously released material to benefit breast cancer research. Artists featured on the album include Dido, Morcheeba, Natalie Merchant, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

The album was launched Monday -- the first day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- at all U.S. Ann Taylor and Loft outlets. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.