Paul McCartney To Present Pamela Anderson Lee With PETA Award In His Wife's Honor

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and actress Pamela Anderson Lee's wardrobes probably have very little in common, but one thing you won't be finding in either of their closets is a fur coat.

Both McCartney and Lee are passionate supporters of animal rights, and they will both be at PETA's Party of the Century and Humanitarian Awards on Saturday, September 18 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer will be on hand to present Lee with the first Linda McCartney Memorial Award, named after McCartney's late animal-activist wife, who passed away in April of 1998 at the age of 56 from breast cancer.

Lee is being honored by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) because she posed for the organization's first-ever billboard in New York's Times Square, in the "Give Fur the Cold Shoulder" campaign.

Besides presenting the "VIP" star, McCartney will also be performing songs from his upcoming album, "Run Devil Run," which is comprised

mostly covers of rock oldies from the pre-Beatles era. (That album, by the way, is due in stores on October 5.) For the gig, McCartney will be backed up by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, both of whom play on the album.

Also performing at the event will be the B-52's, Sarah McLachlan and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. The event will air on VH1 in the fall, but a Webcast will happen live that night, beginning at 6 p.m. (ET) at www.peta-online.org.