Pumpkins, Metallica, Alanis To Help Neil Young

September 22 [16:00 EDT] -- An unlikely line-up including Metallica, Blues Traveler, Smashing Pumpkins, The Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morissette, Kacy Crowley, and Lou Reed will be joining Neil Young at his annual Bridge School Benefit.

The artists will hit the stage Saturday October 18 and Sunday the 19 at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View California.

Young's yearly event raises funds for the Bridge School, which helps children with severe speech and physical impairments and is run by young's wife, Peggy.

Ever since the first benefit concert in 1986, which included Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, Young has brought together an impressive array of artists; last year's show featured Young, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Patty Smith, Billy Idol and Cowboy Junkies among others.

Tickets go on sale for the Bridge Benefit on Sunday, September 28. Later this fall look for "The Bridge School Concerts: Volume One," encompassing performances from the past 10 years,

from Young, Pearl Jam, Beck, David Bowie, The Pretenders, Patti Smith, Pete Droge and Hootie and the Blowfish, among others.