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ReAct Now: Music & Relief was a four and a half hour long benefit concert which aired on September 10, 2005. MTV, VH1, CMT, MTV2, MTVU, VH1 Classic and The N broadcast the concert, which raised about $30 million for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts via the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and America’s Second Harvest (which has been changed to Feeding America in 2008).
A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday’s (Sept. 10) “ReAct Now: Music & Relief” special, which, as previously reported, will air live on MTV, VH1 and CMT and raise funds for victims
A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday’s (Sept. 10) “ReAct Now: Music & Relief” special, which, as previously reported, will air live on MTV, VH1 and CMT and raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Among the new additions are the Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, Audioslave and Neil Young.
Live or taped performances will also be included from Alan Jackson, Staind, Melissa Etheridge, Motley Crue, Dashboard Confessional, Good Charlotte, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Common, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Among the performers that have strong connections to areas devastated by Katrina are Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor, 3 Doors Down, the Neville Brothers and rappers Lil’ Wayne and Baby.
“ReAct Now” is already confirmed to feature participation from Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Ludacris, Gretchen Wilson, John Mellencamp and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. The show will also be simulcast on MTV2, mtvU and VH1 Classic, as well as the broadband portals Overdrive and V Spot.
Last updated on May 5, 2019