An unconfirmed rumor has Bon Jovi as the first act to sign up.
|"Mega Star Benefit Concert Planned for NYC"
There's already been a telethon and lots of other fundraisers in the last 10 days, but the biggest one yet is in the planning stages.
I'm told that VH-1 and Miramax Films are joining together for a show at Madison Square Garden on October 20. Details are still sketchy, but offers are out to all "the biggest superstars," according to my sources. An unconfirmed rumor has Bon Jovi as the first act to sign up.
Last year, VH-1's John Sykes and Miramax's Harvey Weinstein got some practice as co-promoters of rock shows when they put together similar projects for Gore 2000. One of those involved was Barbra Streisand, although there's been no buzz about her joining this show.
Hopefully this show will be more racially diverse than last Friday's telethon, and not another Eagles/Paul Simon show. If the producers draw just on talent from the New York area, as a tribute to the city, then expect a program that reflects our great melting pot of a city. Let's hope Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Babyface and Jay-Z are part of the mix.
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