Stipe, Corgan, Merchant Perform For Tibet House

Feb. 19 [12:00 EST] -- R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan, Natalie Merchant and Patti Smith all performed in New York City Monday night at the 5th annual Tibet House benefit.

The sold-out show, held at storied Carnegie Hall, is expected to raise some $100,000 or more to help preserve Tibetan culture in the face of Chinese rule.

Corgan remained in New York to chat it up on "LIVE With Regis & Kathie Lee" Wednesday morning.

We'll have more on Corgan's appearance on the show later today.