More Artists, Songs Confirmed For Lennon Tribute
Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York CRufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York City & Its People." As previously reported, the event will be broadcast live Tuesday (Oct. 2) at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and the WB Network.
Also joining the lineup are Lennon's son Sean and frequent Beatles sideman Billy Preston. Newly announced segment presenters include film stars Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Stiles, Steve Buscemi, and Tim Roth, as well as Edie Falco and James Gandolfini from "The Sopranos."
"Come Together" will feature previously announced performances by Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Matthews, the Isley Brothers, Lou Reed, Marc Anthony, Moby, Nelly Furtado, Shelby Lynne, Stone Temple Pilots, and Yolanda Adams. The affair will be hosted by actor Kevin Spacey ("American Beauty"), and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) will serve as musical director. Organizers say additional performers and presenters will be announced prior to the event.
At deadline, the show is confirmed to feature Matthews performing "In My Life," Stone Temple Pilots covering "Revolution," Anthony tackling "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," Morissette recasting "Dear Prudence," and Cyndi Lauper taking on "Strawberry Fields Forever."
Proceeds will benefit a host of charities in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks on the U.S., including the American Red Cross, the September 11th Fund, the International Association of Fire Fighters, and the New York Fraternal Order of Police WTC Fund.